On Friday 23rd April Mosaic welcomed 20 young people aged 14-16 from particiapting schools to the launch of Mosaic Stars West Midlands at Bordesley Green Girls School, Birmingham.
Students who had tasted success during other Mosaic programmes, including our third place finalists from this years’ enterpise challenge, and those who excelled in our mentoring sessions were challenged to demonstrate their real leadership potential.
The Mosaic Stars programme kicked off with a day of leadership skills training, delivered in partnership with the Leadership Challenge. Peter Kennedy from the Leadership Challenge who facilitated the day revealed to the group that he delivers “the same sessions with adults working at corporates and would be returning to the area the following week to deliver the training to [their] local PCT Executives”.
Students from across different schools tackled issues such as developing a winning attitude and a vision of success, presentation and communication skills, problem-solving, creating effective teams, and setting clear goals for the future. Teacher Perminder Gohir from Handsworth Girls was confident “that we all benefitted from the day!”
Students Hakeem and Abdul from Lordswood Boys said the day really increased their “self-confidence to speak out in a group”, whilst team mate Amir was pleased with how it “improved his social skills”.
Hakeem, Abdul and Amir will be joining over 150 Mosaic students on 30th June as they graduate from the Mosaic programme. The boys will be continuing their Mosaic Stars work and putting their training to the test by delivering their very own formal presentation on “what motivates them”.
All students will continue to follow a programme of activties to expose them to leaders and give them experience before graduating from the programme in London in December.