The annual RMS and John Hampden Grammar School leadership day is much anticipated date in the Sixth Form calendar.

It is an unmissable opportunity for the student teams at both schools to develop a range of essential skills required as leaders, whilst learning to effectively communicate as a team.

This year was no exception; the day was packed with a variety of activities, from problem solving in classrooms to covering the length of the school grounds orienteering, all targeted at honing in on such important skills. Activities had been carefully constructed in order to challenge and encourage us to think more specifically and pragmatically about the ways in which, as leaders, we can be most effective, whether this be within the prefect body or in the wider school community.

Of significant importance throughout the day was the development of an aim for the upcoming academic year. Several ideas were considered on the girl’s side, however we decided on #ThisRMSgirlCan, an initiative concerned with the empowerment of individual interests and the ways in which RMS girls can be encouraged to challenge themselves, perhaps by trying something new. We will be looking to implement this into school life as quickly as possible through for example, the #ThisRMSgirlCan board, focused on celebrating the ways in which girls have personally challenged themselves.

Although not the most important aspect of the day, the girls team came out triumphant against the boys, being awarded the trophy for our performance throughout the day. As a team, we must acknowledge and thank the efforts of Harry Kemsley and his team who organised such a valuable day, alongside the teachers who gave up their time to support us. 

by Emily, Deputy Head Girl – PR



You can view a few more images from the day below