A key element of what we regard as “The Wallace Way” is empowering our young people through a wide variety of leadership opportunities; such opportunities may be linked to academia, sport or aspects of positive citizenship.
Six Year 12 pupils from Wallace High School recently completed a leadership award through the SSAT (Schools, Students and Teachers network.) We were delighted when each of the six pupils achieved a Gold standard award based on the contribution they have made to clubs, societies and organisations inside and outside of school. The pupils’ participation in this project was made possible by the PTA (Parent & Teachers’ Association) and we are very appreciative of their financial support for this scheme.
The pupils involved offered some thoughts on the benefits of participation:
I have discovered how to have more confidence in my abilities to organise, plan and carry out different activities within various organisations and events. I have also grasped the lesson of being more committed and aware within my community; it is now more important to me to be involved in volunteering and I am taking on further leadership roles such as helping out in Girls’ Brigade. C Wilson
I feel the leadership award has taught me to be organised and this opportunity has been a great experience to develop my skills. I hope this will be a springboard for future successes. A McClune
The leadership award has taught me to be accountable and organised as well as teaching me to get involved with others and improve my teamwork skills. I know it will be useful when applying for university. E Epanomeratakis
The leadership award had developed me as a person as I have taken on greater responsibilities and engaged in more activities. It has broadened my mind to the reality of life for others; preparing the Christmas Hampers has shown me life is challenging for many. I plan to add this achievement to my personal statement when applying to university. C Crothers
The leadership award will help me in the future in a number of different areas including taking on leadership positions in the senior school and developing skills to help me in my working life. L Moore
This award has helped me recognise my own strengths and weaknesses. I hope to use the skills I have developed within school in years to come. A Daye
Wallace’s Head of Lower Sixth and Co-ordinator of Prefects, Ian Latham, commented:
“I have been very impressed by the altruism of our students. They certainly embody our CORE values of Commitment, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence making valuable contributions to the school community and beyond.”
Last modified: November 15, 2019