Last October, nine local students were invited to attend the Institute of Directors Annual Convention as part of an initiative created by The Ana Leaf Foundation nine years ago.The scheme entitled, ‘Directors of Tomorrow’, celebrates young business talent and invites students, as selected by their teachers based on their interest in business, economics and current affairs, to attend the annual Guernsey IoD Convention.
Following the event, each of the students are invited to submit a blog reflecting on their experience, which are judged by representatives from The Ana Leaf Foundation, the IoD Guernsey Committee and Orchard PR. The top three students are then selected to take part in the 2019/2020 IoD Directors of Tomorrow and to visit London to take part in a range of events and visits.
Ahead of the IoD Convention the students attended an informal lunch to meet the convention’s moderator, ITN newsreader Alastair Stewart. This gave the students an opportunity to discuss the hot topic of climate change and voice their opinions on the opportunities and risks associated with climate change in Guernsey.
Elizabeth College Year 13 student, Jacob B, is one of the three students to be selected as a ‘Director of Tomorrow’ and will visit London over the coming weeks.
IoD Guernsey chair John Clacy said: “It was a pleasure to have nine of Guernsey’s bright young minds at the convention. I was really impressed with the students, they had great insights into climate change and are already making a big difference within their schools to cut back on plastic and reduce their carbon footprint. The blogs submitted were of a very high standard so choosing three favourites was challenging but the winning blogs were innovative and very well written.”
To view a copy of Jacob’s fantastic blog, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6jzTG3CMRY&feature=youtu.be