Atlantic College Experience 2016
During the summer of 2016 we had the opportunity to spend ten days at Atlantic College’s School for Young leaders.
During these ten days we not only learnt how to be an outstanding leader within our local communities but also on a much larger scale. We engaged in skills-based sessions that taught us the most important practical skills that a leader would need such as event planning, time management, co-ordination, and facilitation. As well as that, the teams engaged in discussions and debates about how leaders act in the world today. We visited the Sennedd to see where Wales’ leaders meet and how they make their decisions and also had the opportunity to put our new skills into practice and lead our own events; we ran a mini music festival, a public event and a graduation ceremony for ourselves.
It wasn’t all hard work though! Throughout the week we enjoyed many fun activities, such as long walks along the beach, a trip to Cardiff, kayaking and rock climbing. During our free time we made lots of lifelong friends from all across the globe that we still speak to on a daily basis. Atlantic College was definitely one of the best experiences of our lives and we would recommend it to anyone.
Written by Amy Penn