The rest of the day was then spent in our forms looking at what it means to be a Young Leader, the qualities you need and how to talk about these in an application. Across the year group students were enthusiastic, engaged and excited to join in with group discussions and activities before putting down onto the page why they should be considered for the role.
Throughout we also had the invaluable thoughts and opinions of our current Head Boys and Head Girls from Year 11. These are four students who have worked exceptionally hard to achieve such a respected place at the school, and this all began with their Young Leader Applications back in 2019. We cannot thank them enough for taking time out of their studies to work with our year group and offer their knowledge and experience of the process and what it means to be part of the student leadership team.
A Young Leader role is a role of great responsibility at Mount St Mary’s, helping students develop key transferable skills that will benefit them greatly in further education or employment, skills such as leadership, communication, public speaking, teamwork, responsibility, event planning and many more.
Students are currently working towards the application deadline of Friday 18th June 2021. This is when application forms, along with any evidence of the 5 R’s (Responsible, Ready, Resilient, Retribuam and Reflect) will be handed in to the Year 9 Office. The applications will then be read and reviewed by our leadership team before offering the students 1:1 interviews where they will have to present the best versions of themselves and discuss why they are the right candidate to be a Young Leader.