The grade elevens of Bolton House were off on the third annual Bolton Leadership retreat, and the second time the retreat has been an overnight trip.
Travelling by water taxi, the group stayed on a picturesque little island in the beautiful Gulf Islands. With Spring flowers in full bloom and raccoons, mink, seals, Canada Geese and many shorebirds as companion, the group bonded through leadership initiatives, discussion, survival skills, cooking and by relaxing around the campfire.
The five practice’s of leadership that we espose in the residential curriculum are “model the way”, “inspire a shared vision”, improve the process”, “enable others to act”, and “encourage the heart”. These boys displayed many of these qualities during the trip and I am sure will continue to grow as leaders as they now assume formal house duties.
We woke to a beautiful sunny morning and were treated to a pod of orca on our way home. It was a great break from the busy pace of term three and the leadership of the house is set up very well for next year!