SLO® Mini Conference 2017
On October 12th and 13th, the annual SLO® mini conference took place for grades 10-12. This year, the mini conference was run for the first time by SLO® prefects of the school and only supervised by teachers. On Thursday, October 12, grade 10 to 12 students gathered after school in the auditorium. They were greeted by their two presenters, Aysha Bukamal
and Saud Tolefat, who explained the agenda of the mini conference. Their first assignment was a brilliant team-building activity where each team was given different materials and specific words to use to make an advertisement with the given words. Along with this, they then had to turn one of the members into a robot that would be involved in the advertisement.
In order to make sure each member of the team was involved, everyone needed to say at least one line. Following the
activity, the school support director, Mr. Zakkak, gave an exceptional presentation about this year’s theme, accountability, where he explained the difference between accountability and responsibility and the importance of the theme. Once this was all said and done, it was time to have dinner which the cafeteria staff wonderfully prepared.
During the second day of the SLO® camp, participants were kept busy with a trip, firstly, to the Bahrain National Bank
Elderly for a community service program. Once at the venue, the participants were greeted and given a clear instructions of what will be done. From there, students were split in random into 4 different groups; gardening, painting, kitchen duty, and conversing with the elders. Students worked hard and learnt a lot from that visit and considered it a true lifechanging moment. After having spent about two hours, they said their goodbyes and headed back to school. From there, they were given a presentation about the energy bus by the heads, Aisha Husain and Ahmed Zidan, to explain for them the importance of positive thinking. Then it was the time for the second presentation languages of appreciation by Aysha Bukamal and Saud Tolefat that explains to them how to appreciate people. Following on from this, the students headed to The Lagoon, where the same teams of the day before were split into two groups. Both groups had to plan events for the upcoming year. After all of that, students were gathered on the steps in front of the Kuwait village to prepare for their last activity the treasure hunt. Students were given different colored ribbons for different teams, as there was to be a treasure hunt using the entire lagoon park. This took about 2 hours of teamwork, agility, and exercise of both the mind and body. At around 7:30 p.m. the treasure hunt ended and the students, after a truly an unforgettable mini conference, headed home.