On Tuesday our Year 11 Prefects underwent the first part of their Prefect Training. The role of Prefect at Etone College is taken seriously as a key opportunity for our pupils to develop their leadership skills and build their prospects for future careers. Whilst there are many benefits to our pupils, the expectation is high as it is a position of privilege. This was one of the key messages shared with our Prefects as they began their training. The takeaway is simple “When you put on the tie, you become an ambassador for the school.” We believe that each of our new prefects embody this message, and this was evidence throughout the session.
As pupils learned about the pillars of the role they developed their soft skills as they supported each other and practised techniques to support other pupils, attended training on safeguarding and how to promote positive environments and finally the logistics involved with the role of being a Prefect. We look forward to updating you on part 2 of their training as our pupils attend their Team Budling Trip later this term.
Well Done Prefects!