Fu­ture lead­ers learn skills

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

OUR re­gion’s fu­ture lead­ers sol­diered on through the rain dur­ing the Year 7 lead­er­ship camp last week at the Ti­na­roo En­vi­ron­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre.

The an­nual lead­er­ship camp en­cour­aged school cap­tains and vice cap­tains from seven lo­cal pri­mary schools to work to­gether and prac­tice lead­er­ship skills.

Alexandra Bay State School, Dain­tree States School, Ju­lat­ten State School, Miallo State School, Moss­man State School, Port Dou­glas State School and Wonga Beach State School at­tended the camp.

Port Dou­glas State School prin­ci­pal Andrew Oliver said the stu­dents all re­turned to school full of en­thu­si­asm de­spite the wet weather. the camp

“The kids were hop­ing to pitch up their tents but due to the rainy weather they stayed in­doors,” he said

“They came back with a new set of strate­gies for their lead­er­ship roles.

“Dur­ing the came the camp the stu­dents go through what con­sists of be­ing a leader, the char­ac­ter­is­tics of be­ing a leader and they are given prob­lem solv­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in groups where they are asked to work to­gether as a team to find a res­o­lu­tion.”

Stu­dents were given op­por­tu­ni­ties to prac­tice the skills of or­gan­is­ing, del­e­gat­ing, com­mu­ni­cat­ing clearly, lis­ten­ing, show­ing ini­tia­tive, mod­el­ling be­hav­iours, eval­u­at­ing, en­cour­ag­ing, sup­port­ing and mak­ing de­ci­sions.

Lead­ing the way: the lo­cal school lead­ers who took part in

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