This term saw the finale to our sixth form students who participated in the Townley Leadership Programme.
Students start their training with a series of practical workshops created and led by top industry professional Ben Walden. Ben is an actor and Founder and Artistic Director of the educational organisation Contender Charlie and his sessions cover different aspects of leadership such as communication and calling, influencing techniques, styles of leadership, public speaking and presentation skills.
Running alongside these workshops, students devise and lead their own leadership project within the school. This is an important part of the programme as it allows participants to exercise the action of leadership and apply what they are learning in the workshops to a real life practical situation. In addition to the workshops and project work, students attend regular in-house leadership sessions led by specialist staff members. These bespoke sessions complement and consolidate what the students are learning about leadership, offer on-going support and advice and allow students to play an active role in steering the programme to the next level.
Safiyya, "The leadership programme has helped boost my confidence with public speaking, and to grasp an emotional connection with the audience. It has certainly helped me grow and I’m forever thankful for the opportunity."
Thomas, "Through entering the Leadership Programme, I have had my eyes opened to the different types of skills and responsibilities that come with being a leader and the passionate ideas that other students have."
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