The debate on whether leadership skills are ‘nature or nurture’ may rage on, but nurturing leaders IN nature was the theme when a group of prefects, class monitors and assistant monitors from the National Senior section of R.E.A.L Schools, Suria Campus, Cheras embarked on the Prefects’ Leadership Camp 2014. This annual event was held at KemNurLembahPangsun, Hulu Langat, from 28 February 2014 until 1 March 2014. A total of 96 students participated in this fun-filled, educational excursion.
The objectives of the camp were not only to instill leadership and teamwork, but also to increase participants’ self-discipline and confidence as leaders. Crucially, they learnt that leaders are not only there to lead, but to serve as well. Among the activities conducted were an ice-breaking session, group presentation, marching, flying fox, obstacle challenge, rock climbing, treasure hunt, and perhaps the most adventurous of all – jungle trekking to a waterfall.
Before the group departed back to school, the three-day camp ended with a prize-giving ceremony. Overall, it was truly a beneficial experience for these young, budding leaders who can definitely take a thing or two from the camp to become outstanding leaders in the future. The knowledge and exposure gained by the students are in line with ‘Learning beyond books and the classroom environment’ – a core belief in the R.E.A.L educational philosophy.