A lot of schools want to improve confidence in their pupils; there are many great opportunities to do this. Also, leadership plays an important role in the school life, so, what did we experience to improve these skills?

On Thursday 6th March 2014 a group of twenty Year 9 students from Bluecoat Academy went to Siemens, an engineering company. We were there from 9am until 3.15pm on a leadership workshop. After being split into two teams and receiving individual roles we set up our own music charity. Team one chose the name ‘Musication’ and team two chose ‘Music Beatz Pollution.’ Both teams had meetings with their trustees and some donors. The roles consisted of a chief executive, who led the team, a finance manager and finance assistant, who handled the money and finance reports, and many more roles, each role was very important and without them, we couldn’t have succeeded.

At the end of the day we held a final concert, with a song we created together and then the winners were announced, the winning team was… MUSICATION! But, it wasn’t the winning that counted, it was the fact that we gained confidence, new leadership skills, teamwork skills and much more.

After interviewing the Chief executive of Musication, I found that the skill that improved the most was leadership skills as it reminded everyone they have to listen to others, not just themselves, and the most enjoyable part was working together to set up the charity.

Overall, it was a fantastic day and a really enjoyable experience that taught us many things and inspired us.



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