Becoming a leader has many benefits

Confidence: Leadership teams are often nominated by fellow students or teachers, so this can be a confidence-builder for students.
Confidence: Leadership teams are often nominated by fellow students or teachers, so this can be a confidence-builder for students.

School leadership teams are a great way for students to get more involved in the school community.

But there are also a lot of other benefits.

Leadership teams can also help students make friends and develop their skill.

Whether it is organising a fete or school disco, helping out younger students, or taking responsibility for looking after special school items, being on a leadership team can also teach students about responsibility.

Having a say in school events can also be fun, especially when deciding on themes and activities.

School leaders can also take on a mentoring role, which can be beneficial for both fellow students and the leadership team.

Having to lead assemblies, give speeches and attend community events can provide students with public speaking abilities and networking opportunities.

The leadership team may go on excursions or leadership camps, that are not only fun, but also provide the basis for lasting friendships. Some schools participate team bonding days and allow captains and prefects to lead school sporting or social events.

It can also be a great resume booster. It not only demonstrates the level of respect you received from the school community, but it could also demonstrate responsibility, leadership and interpersonal skills you developed in that time.

Of course, being on the leadership team also allows plenty of time for fun.

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