Our first Learn to Lead Forum this year took place on 15ᵗʰ January. It was an opportunity for us to celebrate our students' achievements across numerous projects.
We also reflected on what could have gone better and what we had learnt for the future.
To start with, we celebrated the appointment of Ana Bulchand Morales (11EC) as Learn to Lead student coordinator. Ana's new role has been a worthwhile addition to the programme. Her promotion came about because of her many beneficial contributions to the running of various projects this year.
While the Environmental Team have been working on the BSGC campaign to restrict the use of SUP (single use plastic) in school, the Events Team have been painting a mural in the Primary patio, drawn by our Art teacher Mr Wilson, featuring animals representing our three Houses: Teide, Roque Nublo and Timanfaya. They are planning another cake sale for charity next month. Moreover, the Development Team have been planning practical upgrades to our school facilities, making our students' everyday life much more pleasant in the process. Finally, in December, the UNICEF received a €500 cheque from our school, thanks to charity events organised by the Fundraising Team last year which included a €1900 donation to Action Against Hunger, a project championed by PE's Mr Boyle.
Whilst we had a lot to feel proud about, we also targeted some areas for improvement. With Learn to Lead becoming an after-school club, we have lost some valuable members and are trying to recruit more committed students to work on our projects and help create a positive impact on our school and the wider community. We also realised that we need to get better at sharing our achievements with the rest of the school as we rarely promote them.
The meeting concluded with some celebratory refreshments. Many thanks to Ms Potticary and Mr King for their hard work with their respective teams. Special thanks to our cook, Alicia, for her lovely homemade cookies!
Learn to Lead Coordinator