Students get leadership training at Ely Cathedral

Stunning Ely Cathedral provided the perfect backdrop for student leaders from Ely College’s sixth-form college to learn vital skills.

Bishop Laney Sixth Form’s newly appointed Student Council visited the cathedral on Wednesday for the first stage of training in their new roles.

The students took part in a mock committee meeting, which involved making important decisions and considering different viewpoints. They also learnt about event planning, teamwork and an introduction into different types of functions.
Bishop Laney Student Council chair Sydney Owen thanked Ely Cathedral for inviting the group along for the day.
“It was really informative and hands-on and we have learnt so much that we can use in the planning and hosting of our own events at Bishop Laney Sixth Form.
“It has really helped us to bond as a team and we are excited for the year ahead where we will be working with other students in the school to organise a calendar of events they would like to take part in.”
The council comprises of 10 representatives with responsibility for a range of areas including student support and welfare, as well as coordinating students’ charitable contributions.
Adam Steels, leader of Bishop Laney Sixth Form said: “We are delighted to have been able to re-establish the Student Council at Bishop Laney Sixth Form this year.
“We feel it is a vital aspect of the student experience and provides the opportunity for the students involved to take responsibility and organise events, benefitting not only their fellow students, but the sixth form as a whole and the wider community. ”
The council’s involvement counts towards the college’s PLEDGES Plus scheme, which rewards students for participating in extra-curricular activities that enhance their prospects of employment and help them get skills needed at university.
Bishop Laney Sixth Form is now taking applications for its September 2018 intake.
They offer a range of A Levels, technical, applied and professional qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3.
For more information contact reception on 01353 652818 or click here.

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