Lakefield College School Students Attend the Ontario Student Leadership Conference
Written by: Ms. Gullick-Scott
This week, five Grade 11 students attended the Ontario Student Leadership Conference in Niagara Falls. It was an action-packed three days that allowed them to meet new people, learn what it means to be a leader, and improve their self-confidence.
On the first day of the conference, our Grade 11s listened to motivational speakers and met with peer students and teachers from over 90 schools across Ontario. “Our Grade 11 representatives were amazing and did an incredible job of representing LCS.” - Ms. Gullick-Scott
Motivational speaker sessions continued on day two of the conference and our students listened to Cara Filler (author and entrepreneur) and Scott Hammell (four-time Guinness World Record holder). Filler spoke with students about how they can give meaning to the events that occur in their lives—positive and negative—and maintain control over the “steering wheel” of their lives. Hammell shared messages about effective leadership, how to protect teammates, how to highlight your team’s skill sets, and how to effectively delegate and manage tasks. “Our Grade 11s attended concurrent workshops and continuously impressed me with their spirit and support.” - Ms. Gullick-Scott
The last day of the conference was just as amazing as the first two. With a full five hours of incredible programming, our Grade 11 representatives continued to connect with peers, seek inspiration, and find opportunities for personal growth in each session they attended.
“Surrounded by amazing youth, our buckets are full and our hearts are happy.” - Ms. Gullick-Scott
We look forward to seeing our students put their new skills into practice at The Grove by leading their peers with confidence.
About the Ontario Student Leadership Conference
For the last 43 years, the Ontario Student Leadership Conference has been the marquee event for youth in the province. OSLC is the largest and longest multi-day Leadership Conference in Canada. Each year, we bring together the country's largest group of speakers to teach, entertain, and inspire. (Youth Leadership Camps Canada).
Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.
We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations. Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.