Head Girl's Team attend leaders' conference

The Queen's Head Girl's team joined other top pupils from across the North West for a pathfinding conference about how to make a great school leader.

Head girl Alex McDonald and deputies Annabel Brookes and Lauren Dimbylow took part in a host of activities on the day which asked some in depth questions about the personal qualities needed to make a real difference to school life.

Girls completed a detailed questionnaire that helped identify their strengths but also the areas they needed to work on when leading others.

"It was a really positive day and the focus was very much on how to make the most of the personal skills you already have but also to work on improving yourself for the future," said Lauren, who attended the event at Manchester High School for Girls. "It was a chance to think about school and what happens here but also about what you bring to it as a person."

The event included talks by a former head girl, a school governor and workshops on how to create the perfect sixth form.

"When girls from other schools described what they wanted in terms of enrichment and other opportunities we were all rather taken aback but also very pleased because Queen's already has so many of these things already," said Alex.

Lauren added: "Even though there were lots of head girls there, no one was bossy - they were in fact really down to earth. It made us think about the responsibility we had and also how much of an impact we can make in leadership roles."