Welcome, Future Leaders!

This was a school like no other, with an agenda like no other and we were delighted to share it with our students. The days were inspiring and stimulating from morning until night, with endless opportunities to learn, bond, explore and grow.

Take a look at the day-by-day agenda to understand more about what our students experienced over the 5-day programme.

APPLY TO THE SUMMER SCHOOL

Day 1

Welcome to Nice!
Students made themselves comfortable at the hotel and the staff were on hand to make them feel at home and enjoy their stay. There was an introductory lunch followed by a teambuilding activity: Nice through the passage of time.
In the evening students and mentors got together for a Welcome Cocktail.

Day 2

Now that students had met their follow participants they enjoyed an energising breakfast together.
The programme started at 09.00 sharp and kicked off with an opening ceremony. This was followed by a panel on the subject of Leading with Purpose for a Sustainable, Inclusive world. The day then lead into a series of Masterclasses - Leadership I and II. This was followed by Teamwork and some free time before the teambuilding activity: The Secret of France's Competitiveness.
The day closed with a traditional French dinner.

Day 3

The next day's programme was even more exciting.
It kicked off with an Inspiring session on The Ethics of Technology, followed by the second panel: Green and Digital as the Pillars of Europe's recovery. Following a coffee break, students embarked on Masterclasses on Coding, with lunch between its two sessions. The afternoon was taken up with more teamwork, followed by a Spotlight on The Future of Digital Skills.
After some free time everyone travelled to a new venue to enjoy dinner and a debate on Preserving our Planet through Technology.

Day 4

Thursday began with the second Inspiring session on The Future of Diversity. It was followed by the third panel on The Road to Real Equality - Closing the Gap.
Today’s Masterclasses today were on Public Speaking, where students learned valuable presentation skills and techniques.
Following some more Teamwork sessions, everyone took part in a relaxing evening where they were able to shake off the strains of the day with a Yoga session.

Day 5

Our last day before the closing of the academic programme began with the final Inspiring session on the subject of The next Stage of Innovation. It was followed by the final panel on The Role of Women in Tech, Cyber and the Digital Economy.
Next, there was a Spotlight session on Talent Development for a Stronger Europe. The afternoon featured the final teamwork session followed by a chunk of free time to explore Nice. That evening, everyone attended the Farewell Gala and Awards Ceremony.

Day 6

All good things must sadly come to an end, and it was now time to wake up and go to the airport.
Our students had made friends for life, and learnt the important building blocks needed to lead, and take their career to the next stage. We are confident that they will meet again – and when they do, they will all be proud of how far they have come!