More than 400 delegates from all over the world gathered recently at the Student Leaders Convention at the Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore, of which Harjot Singh student of Mission Heights Junior College (MHJC) was voted Best Delegate at the leadership convention.
“The award is presented to one student who has best displayed qualities of enthusiasm, teamwork and passion for all the activities and contributed to the spirit of unity and collaboration,” says Ian Morrison, principal MHJC, the school that represented New Zealand at the convention.
Recently, 12 Year 10 students from MHJC flew to Singapore to participate in the Hwa Chong Institute’s Young Leaders Convention.
The theme for the conference was ‘Media – Connecting the Dots’, investigated the role various aspects of the media play in a digitalised world. The annual convention also aims to forge strong bonds across international borders between future leaders.
The students said the experience enabled them to discover new cultures, grasp new concepts, ideas, values and practices and learn how to put these into action.
The most significant achievement for the group was the ability to exercise their leadership skills in a foreign and challenging environment. The convention allowed them to share their knowledge and experiences among their international peers as well as identify relevant issues occurring in the digitalised world.
The MHJC team were asked how this convention has affected or changed how they will conduct future group planning and mentoring. All agreed it has enriched the notion of “think global and act local,” and they are excited about their own upcoming MHJC Student Leaders’ Convention in September. They now have a solid foundation and a framework to build on.