Eastside Young Leaders’ Academy

Eastside Young Leaders’ Academy (EYLA), works to enable young people with leadership potential to develop their skills through a structured programme of enrichment and learning opportunities.

During lockdown, CLS staff provided a wide range of virtual sessions for EYLA students in response to the need for high quality, enriching and ongoing learning during the period of school closure. Sessions ranged from an Introduction to Philosophy to sessions on Politics, Maths, Leadership and Art. The pupil editorial team of The Citizen also ran a session on student journalism.

Since the return to school, our teachers continue to run virtual Saturday sessions including History, Classics, Biology and Art, which are designed to be wide-ranging and enriching. These sessions challenge EYLA students to reflect and explore new areas of learning. When circumstances allow, we are looking forward to providing our facilities for the EYLASaturday programme. This will enable 180 young leaders to visit CLS every week.

We share a vision of developing young people who are comfortable
in their own skin, empathetic and outward looking and a commitment to preparing them for adulthood in this rapidly changing 21st century.

Anne Collard, Co-founder & Chief of Staff, Eastside Young Leaders’ Academy