The Fifth Grade Leadership Team participates weekly in a Leadership Class, led by Dr. Winograd and Mrs. Klinger. Recently, Mrs. Vinchur, Mrs. Klinger, and Dr. Winograd took the class on a field trip to Stony Acres in East Stroudsburg, PA, and participated in a Leadership Retreat where planned activities fostered leadership development.
This retreat allowed the students to take challenges by choice and provided the students with multiple social opportunities. Many of the activities performed focused on developing trust with peers and team building. Problem-solving techniques as well as collaborative skills were needed to complete the activities/scenarios set by the leaders for the day. A very exciting challenge for the day was the high ropes course where classmates encouraged one another to step out of their comfort zone and try something new.
The Lower School is so lucky to have such an outstanding groups of Fifth Graders as leaders!