Yes, well, we've all attended a Leadership conference, but in order to do so you obviously HAVE to be a leader. Some of the difficulties with getting people involved with leadership can be avoided when those in Junior High and even elementary school get hooked on leadership young!
For the past five years, Harry Ainlay High School's External Executive committee has done that and more! This past October marked our fifth Junior High Leadership Conference (JHLC)! This daylong activity invited over two hundred leadership and student council students from around the Edmonton area into Harry Ainlay. This day was full of leadership and bridging activities that many of those in the Leadership class had done before (like the warm fuzzies, human pyramid, NASA group work lesson...) but allowed our leadership students to be the facilitators. All always enjoys this mock- leadership conference; giving Ainlay not only great coverage for the day but everyone always has a great time.
Some variations include doing the very same thing with sixth graders or even taking your leadership students to their Junior Highs. But no matter what, have FUN!
You will find the downloadable file below that describes how to make a warm fuzzie or hug string. Enjoy!