Primary Apprentice – Day Two
Team Building Tuesday!!
Today was all about improving our team work so that we can make the most of this experience and work together to create an amazing end product. So we hopped on a coached and trundled down to The Swattenden Centre.
We were dreading the weather, but we got off lightly as it only rained on us during the testing of the teams’ Raft Building efforts. We were mostly under the cover of trees but it rained so hard that the trees didn’t seem to make much difference. The rain didn’t dampen any spirits though as the children ploughed their way on and pulled themselves across the river.
We also really tested team skills and learnt about what team work really meant when we took on the low adventure course. There were many tricky aspects to the course which were so much easier when we pulled together, by passing ropes, holding up very heavy rope nets and generally encouraging fellow team mates. We also learnt that communication was a key element of team work, which involved not just talking but listening.
These are all skills which we can put into practice throughout the next few days of Primary Apprentice Week, in the hope of becoming the winning team, with the tastiest Ice Cream… Judging by the flavours that our teams have come up with, the competition is set to be a close run thing!
Tomorrow, starts bright and early with a coach trip to see our lovely friends at Rhokett Ltd. Whilst we are there, each team will be making up their final ice cream flavour and we will learn about Benchmarking… hmmm, I wonder what that means?
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