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LEADERSHIP DAY – 4 PARA

On Tuesday 8th September, our Year 7 & 8 pupils enjoyed a Leadership Day led by Major Tancrel of 4 PARA. The day commenced with a talk by Major Tancrel on leadership. He touched upon his own personal experiences in Helmand, Afghanistan and celebrated Old Sedbergians: Lt. Col. Spencer Chapman (‘The Jungle is Neutral’); General Shaw (Director Special Forces, 2003) and one of the most highly regarded soldiers of the Parachute Regiment and the British Army, Brigadier Pearson CBDSO & Three BarsOBEMCTDDL who served in World War II (founder of 4 PARA).

Leadership Day 4 Para Sedbergh Junior School 2

Our pupils were then divided into three platoons and taught a number of leadership skills. Major Tancrel placed considerable emphasis on integrity and moral courage when he detailed those attributes that we associate with quality leadership.

Leadership Day 4 Para Sedbergh Junior School 3

The morning and afternoon sessions culminated in an inter Platoon Competition. 

Leadership Day 4 Para Sedbergh Junior School 4
Leadership Day 4 Para Sedbergh Junior School 5

Over the course of the day, two Year 8 pupils were identified for their outstanding leadership qualities and potential; they were, T.Ogden and E. Seymour. 

The day was rounded off with a formal dinner and words of thanks were delivered by Cressbrook Head of House, Yugo Kamoshita; Beale Head of House, India Haydon-Wood and Major Tancrel.

Leadership Day 4 Para Sedbergh Junior School 6

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