Over February half term our JCC Student Council and Student Ambassadors attended a two-day training programme on developing leadership and communication skills.
Delivered by Ben from UNLOC, a company whose mission is to “empower young people to be innovative changemakers” (https://unloc.org.uk/about-unloc/), students took part in a range of discussions and activities exploring leadership & leadership styles. They developed their public speaking skills through presenting a topic they are passionate about, as well as developing their questioning through a lively game of ‘Who Am I?’.
Following a busy two days, students voted on their preferred social outing resulting in an entertaining and competitive evening of bowling!
What our students said about the training:
- “This training has changed my outlook on debates, you need to articulate yourself” – Souhaila
- “Doing the team building skills allowed us to understand others’ perspectives and helped to build our self-esteem” – Nayla
- “A new skill I will use in the future is public speaking, confidence and active listening” – Maryam
- “This training has changed my outlook on giving public speeches. It has helped me understand the dynamic around giving these” – Zuhaira
- “I enjoyed learning about leadership skills and solving problems together as a group. I have improved my communication skills by talking in front of a crowd” – Aamna
- “This training has changed my viewpoint on leadership and what it takes to be a leader” – Alliyha
Our JCC Student Council 2019-2020 are a cohort of 25 students who represent a variety of roles. They meet every two weeks to discuss the JCC student experience, they work with College managers and the student body to lead change, alongside planning a range of social and charity events.
In May 2020 we will be recruiting for next year’s Student Council!
The council represents and celebrates students from different courses, ages, interests, opinions and backgrounds. We encourage all students to apply who are committed to stand for the views of students and who are ready for the challenge!
Members of our current Student Council share why they recommend applying:
- “Being on the Student Council allows individuals to interact and share differing outlooks on things.”
- “It is fun, you meet a lot of people, grow in confidence and listen to others.”
- “Being on the Student Council is an invaluable opportunity allowing for greater involvement in college affairs and the community. It allows for us as students to feedback our personal experience to teachers.”
- “Being on the Student Council opens a lot of opportunities, allows me to be an active JCC student and gives me a voice.”
- “I recommend being on the Student Council because it is fun. You will be able to work very closely with the college and people within the college. You will create new relationships and be able to improve your skills like confidence and debating.”