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November 2nd 2017

Brockton at ISABC Student Leader Program

The Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), in partnership with the Toronto-based “Future Design School,” has developed a student leadership program ( that empowers students by helping them develop leadership skills that can be applied practically and directly in their schools. On October 20-21, four Grade 8 Brockton students (Max Auld, Rahim Dharamsi, Rhys Thompson, and Sydney Wilson) attended a two-day residential leadership training at Keats Camp, along with Ms. Freeborn and Mrs. Mills. The goal of this residential camp was for students and teachers to work collaboratively to design a program for their school that seeks to respond to the question: “How might we create a more inclusive school community?” After this two-day intensive leadership retreat, with the support of our Head of School and Faculty members, our students were instructed to take their ideas back to their school community, in order to implement them school-wide.
Throughout their process at Keats Island, our students learned key leadership skills, such as: active listening, self-awareness, human-centered design, empathy, reflection, giving/receiving good advice, developing/pitching ideas, and public speaking. Our four young leaders will be meeting regularly over the course of this academic year to ‘realize’ their design prototypes; regularly liaise with other students from ISABC schools around the GVRD and Vancouver Island; pitch their ideas to our Head of School and Faculty members; and take action to inspire meaningful change within their own school community. One of the major goals of our team of four was to take their knowledge and understanding back to their school, in order to train the next generation of leaders.
We look forward to continuing to support them on their leadership journey this year - and far beyond!
Ms. Freeborn & Ms. Mills

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