LRC learning to lead

27 October 2017 | academics

Gaining LRC status is an achievement as well as a huge responsibility. Becoming a leader is no easy process; that’s what the annual LRC training camp is for. On the morning of the14th of September our newly elected LRC members departed to Out of Nature for their training and returned on the 17th.
The training was no easy task, but it served its purpose in shaping our leaders of tomorrow. The camp was designed to teach the new LRC members how to work together as a team. “I think something that we learned was to listen to one another. In the beginning we were all just talking over each other’s head, but as time progressed, we learned to consider one another and accept that other’s opinions might also be correct or carry merit. Personally, I think that’s what stuck with me the most.” said Matthias Jauss, a member of the 2018 LRC. The weekend was a good way for the learners to interact, as well as develop their strengths and weaknesses.
Matthias also said, “The weekend was a good experience. I think it brought us as a group closer together, seeing that we learnt more about each other and how to cooperate.” The weekend wasn’t just fun and games, though; it consisted of a series of puzzles and obstacles designed to test the learners’ ability to work as a team. Mwinji Sichone, the deputy head girl, had a word of advice for the future LRC members of Windhoek Gymnasium. “To be part of the LRC of Windhoek Gymnasium is an incredible honour; therefore, you should always be a worthy ambassador of your school and lead by example. There will always be people who look down on you, or give you a hard time, because you are in a position of authority, but remember that you are not alone. Be humble and stay true to yourself, but mostly- have fun while you still can! Your attitude determines your altitude.”
The journey ahead will be long, hard and challenging, but with the training and coaching they received, the friends by their side, there is no hill or mountain too steep for the LRC of Windhoek Gymnasium to conquer!

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