Janet Daby MP inspires the next generation of Lewisham school leaders
Janet Daby, MP for Lewisham East, spoke to the next generation of Lewisham School leaders today at training event designed to prepare them to be role models in their schools and communities.
The event explored topics including being an effective representative, communicating ideas clearly and exploring roles and responsibilities. Janet opened the event and spoke to students about the qualities needed to be a good leader.
“I was delighted to speak to the students today. It’s so important that they are able to access this kind of training, which will help them to be leaders in our community and access opportunities in later life. I am so proud of these students and our local schools, who are training the next generation of Lewisham leaders,’ said Janet.
Head Boys and Girls, Prefects and Student Leadership teams from local schools attended the event, including Bonus Pastor School, St Columba’s Catholic Boys School, St Thomas More School, Deptford Green School, Saint Gabriel’s College and St. Mary’s Catholic High School, amongst others.
David Pearson, Director of Wider Learning, Careers, & Partnerships at Christ the King, said: ‘We were delighted to be able to host this event and to welcome Janet Daby to speak with students. Effective communication, interpersonal and leadership skills are invaluable tools which can help students during their schooling and in the future and this was a fantastic opportunity to bring students from local schools together to learn from the experience’.
The training day explored topics including, being an effective representative, communicating ideas clearly and exploring roles and responsibilities.
The event was run by the Unloc Enterprise Academy which a non-profit organisation is helping to enable schools and colleges to inspire, motivate and develop the enterprising mind-sets of their young people. Unloc was founded in 2013 by award-winning young leaders and advocates Hayden Taylor and Ben Dowling.
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