UTC Portsmouth students lead CoP student council summit

Four of our students did a fantastic job of organising and leading the most recent City of Portsmouth student council summit, held today at Admiral Lord Nelson school.

Angus Guterbock, Lauren McAuley, Christopher Ratcliffe and Freddie Willoughby organised and ran the first student led summit, gathering together over 50 students representing numerous state and independent schools from across Portsmouth.

They not only decided the agenda and guest speakers for the day but also led ice breaker sessions and  leadership activities as well as presenting back to the whole group progress that had been made from the individual action groups. They even came up with their own time filler game to keep the day on track!

The students heard from two guest speakers, including the leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones. Christopher used the opportunity to ask a question about lighting at the Hilsea pump track, as this time of year the area is already dark once students have finished college for the day.

Staff from Unloc, the organisation behind the event who aim to help build a highly capable, actively engaged and civic minded generation of young people, were really impressed with the effort our students put in and their organisation of the event.

Freddie leading the time filler game he devised.

Freddie leading the time filler game he devised.