Caldicott Senior Prefects take part in the Festival of Leadership at Wellington College

02 December 2019

 

On Friday 29 November, the Caldicott Senior Prefects visited Wellington College for their Annual Festival of Leadership and Global Social Leaders Global Goals Competition.

The boys heard presentations from Wellington pupils and staff about the importance of kindness, authenticity and resilience in leadership. They were also led through a range of challenging leadership tasks using the low ropes course and had a workshop reflecting on the importance of values in leadership. To finish the day the boys heard from former Rugby Union player, Will Greenwood.

During the student-led interview, Will posed the following question to the audience: ‘would all the members of your team want to go to war with you?’ This was the question the Royal Marines Training Centre Commandant had asked members of the England rugby team – the same team that went on to win the World Cup in 2003. In other words, loyalty and trust are vital. He also gave his listeners hope and encouragement for future success: when at school, Will had been in the Under-16 C team for rugby but had worked his way all the way up to winning the World Cup for England. An inspirational message at the end of what was an inspirational day for all involved.

The boys will be able to take what they learnt from the day and put it into practice for their activities as Senior Prefects. Younger boys look up to these positions and it is great to see the senior boys take their responsibilities seriously and want to learn more about how they can progress their skills in the future. This will help them as they move through senior school and into the wider world as well as encourage younger boys to follow in their footsteps.

 

Caldicott boys at the Festival of Leadership at Wellington College

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