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06 Sep 2018
Head Girls’ Conference

Our trip began with an early 6am start to get the train up to St Margaret’s in Aberdeen for our all-day Head Girls’ Conference with other Scottish girls’ schools. The conference began with a talk from the Head of the Business School at Aberdeen University who spoke about what makes a good leader and how to become one. The main message I received from this talk is that not everybody is going to like the ideas leaders put forward, but we can learn to overcome challenges like these by using good leadership skills.

We then heard from the St Margaret’s Head Girl Team 2017/18. They covered what their goals were for the year and how successfully they had turned out, as well as what they would have done differently if they had the chance. This gave us some good ideas and prompts for the year ahead. We had a short lunch break and began the final two workshops on how to overcome difficult situations with peers and younger years. This was a good reminder of how important our roles actually are and how influential our actions can be on the younger girls.  Finally, we completed a public speaking workshop with the head of the Drama department. This was especially reassuring to those who lacked confidence in being able to speak to a big audience of people you don’t know well, and helped to improve our self-belief and confidence.

Overall, it was a very interesting and insightful conference, teaching us many skills that will certainly help us in our roles in Upper 6 this year, and making our 5 hours of train travel worth our time.

By Cara, U6 House Captain

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