Supporting Leadership in our Children

23rd November 2023

On Thursday 23rd November, our Year 2 Prefect Team met with the Head Girl/Boy and Deputy Head Girl/Boy from Wakefield Girls’ Junior Section and QEGS’ Junior Section. The meeting took place in Pre-Prep over delicious hot chocolates, mince pies and biscuits. 

Chaired by Head, Emma Gill, the meeting involved students discussing the leadership roles at both Junior schools, focussing on what their roles consist of, what they like most and brainstorming how the leadership role could potentially evolve. ‘Being responsible’, ‘doing speeches’, ‘doing kind things for others’, ‘going to meetings’ and ‘getting to help with jobs’ were amongst the highlights for our current young leaders.

Leadership is an important part of life at Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School. We want our children to feel confident to use their voice and advocate for changes they want to see in the world – and this is something we facilitate. Our Year 2 Prefect team have played a big role in requesting various school events, for example Charity fundraisers and House Carnival days – which they helped to organise.

It was brilliant to hear that our students enjoy having responsibilities and working with other students and staff to help ensure our school community runs smoothly and thrives. The meeting also provided a chance for our Year 2 children to discover more about life in each of the Junior schools and speak to students, supporting their transition from Year 2 to Year 3 next September. 

We look forward to having another leadership meeting between Pre-Prep and the Junior schools in Spring Term. 

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