This year we have launched a new initiative in collaboration with COOL TO BE ME (https://www.cooltobeme.com/), social and emotional learning specialists and curriculum developers, to teach our Grade 7s that it’s Cool to Lead! We kicked off our new initiative at Kuils River Primary with 160 eager Grade 7s, what a fun afternoon!
Our facilitators focused on teaching our learners what qualities are essential to be a good leader, how important followers are in leadership and how taking responsibility for your actions is key. It not only taught the Grade 7s about leadership but it brought the whole group together. They were able to learn new things about each other with empathy and active listening. But don’t take it from us, see what some of the Grade 7s had to say about what they learned:
“…a leader must always have respect and listen…”
“I learned that you need to be a leader with values inside yourself…a person who wants to be a leader needs to have respect for yourself and others.”
“I’ve also learned that you need to be true and honest with yourself and others around you. I’ve also learned that without respect or values you cannot call yourself a true leader.”
“I am proud to say that I learned more about leadership and it has really helped our class!”
We are so looking forward to our upcoming Cool to Lead Workshops!