Introducing Glenmore Primary’s new learner leaders

2014-07-28 00:00

GLENMORE Primary School doesn’t do prefects, they have learner leaders instead.

“Prefects are more like policemen — rather than leaders — and we want young leaders,” said Perroshan Achary, head of department for Grade 7. “Leadership is important skill for us, especially in this country.”

At the induction ceremony of monitors and learner leaders held last Friday principal David Spiteri said that the word prefect “always reminded me of policeman and children are not policemen” so, in collaboration with the staff, it was decided to institute the learner leader concept. “These are the people you can turn to in times of trouble,” he told the almost 600 pupils gathered in the school hall.

The learner leaders are expected to embody the three Rs of Glenmore Primary — respect, reliability and responsibility, said Spiteri.

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