Future leaders learn skills
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