After 2 initial school weeks of finding their feet and learning their timetables, our newly amalgamated year 11 and 13 pupils where given the opportunity to fine tune their team working and decision making skills as their comfort zones were challenging by the British Army and RAF.
On Monday 19th September the Army arrived on the Lough Shore site with a 10 metre mobile climbing wall, STEM engineering challenge, Medical emergency demonstrations and a Leaderless task team activity. Our 140 year 11 pupils where then put through their paces to complete each task which forced them to work together, forging new friendships and develop skill sets that will serve them well over the coming years.
The following day, the Army were then joined by their colleagues from the RAF. Now operating on both school sites it was year13’s turn to be put through a similar set of team challenges and problem solving tasks. From intensive PT training through to navigating a spiders web, boys and girls had to sort out their differences and learn to work collaboratively to solve numerous problems and competitive tasks.
Two fantastic days which not only provided fun and laughter but also highlighted the caliber and potential of our young people as leaders of the future. The ability to Persevere and Excel were evident throughout.