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Posted: 05.09.14

Lower Sixth Pupils Set To Benefit From A ‘World Class’ Teamwork & Initiative Course

Between 5th-7th September, Lower Sixth pupils from Christ College will head to west Wales for three days of action-packed adventure.

Deputy Head of Christ College, Mr Simon Spencer, explained: “As well as enhancing the skills we would want our young people to develop, this course has the undoubted benefit of allowing all the Lower Sixth to get to know each other at the start of the school year. The course takes place over the first weekend of the Michaelmas Term. There will be five members of staff from the school taking part with the pupils, alongside all the guides and trainers from TYF – the course will be led by Mr Ian Owen, one of our outward bound leaders.”

Based in St David’s, Pembrokeshire, TYF Group has been delivering education programmes for more than 20 years, and believes that taking part in outdoor adventure offers young people a fantastic opportunity to develop the communication and problem-solving skills which form the foundation of outstanding leadership. Success in challenging situations increases self-confidence creates lasting memories, and helps build a positive attitude.

The Christ College/TYF Teamwork and Initiative programme will centre on a residential adventure weekend at TYF’s centre in St David’s; the programme covers key aspects of leadership, initiative, and team-building. It combines exploration and discovery, kayaking, surfing and coasteering with a series of group problem- solving games and exercises. Each day’s activities will be reviewed to help link new experiences, skills and knowledge to real-life situations. Accommodation is in a bunkhouse near to St David’s.

Head of Christ College, Mrs Emma Taylor, added: “The experience of the pupils in previous years has made it obvious that what TYF has to offer is something that benefits our pupils significantly. In equipping our Sixth Formers for the world today it is evidently a great advantage to broaden their experiences, their team-working skills, and their ability to take the initiative.”

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