Educating future leaders

LEAP Metaphor


The first steps

The first steps towards the leap are making the decision to move forward and finding the courage to leave behind our existing way of life. We must then make preparations, so that the leap can take place on solid ground.

 

Training to make the leap

Once the groundwork has been done and the first steps taken, we can continue to prepare ourselves properly for making the leap. Now we must train mentally, physically and spiritually to make ourselves strong and ready to confront the change that lies ahead.

 

The run-up

After we have prepared ourselves through training, we can start making the run-up to the leap. Now we have the skills and the confidence to take firm steps in the right direction and build the necessary momentum.

 

The leap

During the leap itself, we are suspended in mid air, feeling nervous and exhilarated, yet with the energy and power in our flight. We are in midst of the experience, not sure of what the impact of the leap will be on ourselves or on the people around us, but knowing that the inevitable movement of the leap will propel us forward to our landing.

 

 The landing

At the end of the leap, we land in a new place, a different place to where we jumped from. Now we have the chance to look back to where we have come from, see the distance we’ve come and congratulate ourselves on our achievements.

 

Stumbling

Things might not be as smooth as you hope either during the run-up or the leap itself. You might stumble, fall and hurt yourself and need support and help in getting back on your feet. Try to take the opportunity for learning what lies in the fall, rather than becoming stuck in the hurt and pain.

 

The next step

Now we can look around at the new landscape we have arrived in, and decide what our choices are. This will help us to begin preparing to make the next leap.

Values – Everyone at LEAP commits to:

  • Being kind, honest and healthy
  • Being punctual and looking good
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Admitting and learning from mistakes
  • Confronting issues and being open to change
  • Working together and sharing