Last week, members of Columbia’s school prefect leadership teams were invited to attend a leadership retreat at the school’s outdoor leadership training centre, Bark Lake.
From September 12 -15, 55 Columbia students, those currently serving roles in the Student Council, Service Prefects, Athletic Prefects, and Residence Activity Prefects School, spent the weekend engaging in a series of activities designed to foster their leadership skills and character development. They participated in activities such as canoeing, high ropes, archery, as well as a series of team building and problem solving activities.
The retreat is an important part Columbia’s leadership education as it helps students build relations that are integral to their role as student leaders. It teaches students’ core Character values and helps them become responsible Global Citizens and become agents of positive change in their communities.