Learning from Leaders at Regent High School, London

Regent High School recently ran a leadership training session for Sixth Form student leaders. Three alumni coached students through activities focussed on leadership qualities and characteristics. Mohammed, a deputy manager, Olawele, a sports journalist, Shakur, a brand and content management lead and Mohamed, a paralegal, had very different views about what makes a good leader. This sparked a lively debate with students discussing the type of leader they would like to be in school and in their future career.

Alumni coached students through a ‘picture of me’ activity, in which they identified their own interests, skills and strengths. They then worked in small group to build towers from straws, before alumni fed back on their teamwork and leadership skills.

At the end of the session, every single one of the students told us that meeting alumni had made them more confident about their future.