'Unlocking the greatness'
Immaculate Conception High School's Sixth Form Association hosts leadership seminar
On November 22, 2016, Immaculate Conception High School Sixth Form Association hosted a leadership seminar themed 'Unlocking the greatness within me: Inspiring future leaders'. This theme is in conjunction with the year's theme 'Socially forming allegiance'. The seminar commenced at 3:30 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. The schools that participated were Jamaica College and St George's College. Other schools were invited, but due to uncontrollable circumstances, they couldn't attend. Nevertheless, the show did go on. The event was blessed with a prayer by the head girl, Lauren-Paige Reid, to signal the official start of the seminar. Afterwards, the theme was explained by president Brianna Fraser. This gave the students a better understanding of the two main aims of the seminar, which were to instil the importance of being a leader in every aspect of life and to build relationships with each other so that integration into the plural society will be a smooth transition.
The evening's events continued with an introduction of the guest speaker, Mr Joel Normdarkaham, by the secretary, Dessandra Fairclough. The guest speaker spoke about what it takes to be involved socially and academically while being a leader. He also stressed the importance of having a positive outlook on life, as one will always have challenges. Therefore, remaining positive and having people with positive energy around nurtures influential leaders, and will create the right environment for success. In addition, he mentioned the significance of creating social ties with individuals, as this can prove to be beneficial in the long run. His presentation was very enlightening and he gave many points which were well received by the students. Subsequently, a token of gratitude was presented to him for the advice, life experiences and encouragement that he shared.
Shortly after, pictures of the attendants and guest speaker were taken by a representative of the YouthLink magazine. Also, this was done during the seminar, as one could not pass on the opportunity to see the enthusiasm of the students as they related with each other through fun and interactive games. The event officially closed with a vote of thanks to the participating schools and all those who contributed to the success of the event.