Students had to help blindfolded peers find balls and place them in a basket as part of a teambuilding and communication exercise.
The 11th annual Elementary Leadership Summit occurred on Friday, December 2 at Westerville South High School. More than 145 third, fourth and fifth grade students from all Westerville elementary schools were in attendance. Participants were selected based on essays, projects or interviews they completed earlier in the school year.
Leadership participants spent the day learning about the characteristics that make a good leader and completing teambuilding exercises. The exercises emphasized the importance of clearly communicating, building trust and utilizing problem solving strategies when leading a group.
Participants of the Leadership Summit will work with advisors at their building on a service project that benefits their school or the larger community. In the spring, the students will convene and share the results of their project with other students, parents and community members at an evening event.
The Leadership Summit was made possible through donations from HR Imaging Partners, Inc. and discounts from Little Caesar’s Pizza.