Year 8 Day with Cricket Victoria01/11/2018
As our Year 8s discovered this week, there was far more than cricket involved in their day with Cricket Victoria.
Student Reflections on Year 8 Formation Day
On Tuesday, I learnt the responsibilities that you need to be a good leader for everyday life. I also learnt new cricket skills from Xavier Crone. I loved having the panel at the start of the day because we learned a bit about the people from Cricket Victoria and were able to ask them questions.
All Year 8 students took part in the leadership day, run by Cricket Victoria. We kicked the day off with a panel, talking to us about what leadership means to them and how being a leader got them to where they are today. The panel consisted of Guy McKenna an ex-AFL footballer, Xavier Crone a past student who has recently signed with Cricket Victoria, and Molly Strano who plays cricket for Melbourne Renegades.
As the day went on the girls and boys were split into their gender groups and were assigned certain sessions for the day. The girls’ session included, ‘Bouncing Back Better’ where we learnt about resilience and how to stay positive. ‘Promoting your can-do Mindset’ where we learnt to never give up and tell yourself you can do it. ‘Igniting your leadership spirit’ where we were taught what qualities and values a good leader must have. ‘Guiding your leadership spirit’ when we learnt about mentors and finding the right person. I learnt that a leader doesn’t always have to be a captain or coach, but they can be something as simple as an older sibling or a friend you look up to. And finally, ‘Social 6ers’ which was a physical-based activity, mainly focusing on cricket. I enjoyed the ‘Social 6ers’ session because after sitting down all day listening to people talk, it was a good chance for us to get out and burn some energy.
As the day came to an end, we said goodbye to our wonderful helpers from Cricket Victoria and thanked them for all the new leadership skills they had now provided us with. It was a great experience and I highly recommend that the school continues it in years to come. It teaches students the importance of leadership, in a fun new way.