Chatmore School Student Leaders Announced

February 15, 2021

The Board of Directors for the Chatmore British International School announced the introduction of Student Leaders to the role of Acting Prefects for the 2021 School Year.

A spokesperson said, “On Friday 5 February 2021, at an outdoor celebration under the sunshine and amidst the tranquil grounds of Chatmore British International School, six skilled students were recognized as the first cohort of Chatmore Student Leader Trainees.

“The student leaders ranging in age from 13-16 years are: Azari Kelly, Matthew Mitchell, Zyrah Trott, Matthew Forrester, Keziah Smith and Jordan Smith and they were enthusiastically supported by their school friends, the Board of Governors and proud family members.

The six Chatmore Student Leaders and Head Boy

Chatmore British International School Bermuda Feb 2021

“The six students were identified by the school’s Senior Leadership Team as individuals ready to assume an active leadership role within the school which, based on their individual skill sets, will consist of advising school committees, community/in-school volunteer hours, maintaining an active role in school-life, writing for the school newsletter, participating weekly in the school’s official Student Leadership Programme and attending small group and individual feedback sessions.

“Graduating Head Boy Sam Bean addressed the audience and leadership trainees and charged them to ‘take advantage of the leadership opportunity to grow and that with the encouragement that they will receive from staff, this experience will surely be a springboard for the future – as it has been for me.’

After 5 years at Chatmore and 3 years as Head Boy, he will graduate this June and has the ambition of becoming a Graphic Architect.

Student Leadership Coordinator and Board Member Mr. Jerome Stovell said, “Chatmore has always had the key aim of cultivating leaders and that being a leader is not always an easy role.”

He reminded the students that “leadership is more like a thermostat than a thermometer. It is the instrument that sets the temperature and influences the things around us. So, rather than reacting to the temperature like a thermometer, our students should thrive to become like a thermostat – creating change.”

“All Middle Years and Senior students at Chatmore actively engage in weekly leadership sessions,” a spokesperson said. “Over the next 8-weeks while participating in a bespoke training programme the new leaders will learn and practice their skills with the hopes of earning a Senior Student Leadership post for the 2021-2022 School Year.

“On the day, as a final announcement for the students, they were each awarded a scholarship to attend The British School of Etiquette’s International Conference – Mindset and Manners session – which will be held online from 15-18 February 2021. The inaugural event is being hosted by Clarendon Wallace the Bermuda affiliate for The British School of Etiquette.”

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