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Girls’ School Year 7 Leadership Discovery Day

November 26, 2018 at 3:05 PM

Our Year 7 girls put their leadership skills to the test recently as they prepare to take on more responsibility in the Senior School next year. The girls spent the day at Unitec’s Adventure Works site developing their leadership skills both individually and in groups.

The action-packed day of extreme heights and laughter pushed the girls out of their comfort zone and challenged them to work collaboratively and complete team challenges and problems on the wire course. In some activities, the girls were hoisted up high to find themselves balancing on high ropes and poles and had to navigate their way to get from one place to another using limited equipment. This was a challenge!

Each student faced their own fears and the girls worked well together, supporting each other in group activities. They were all able to effectively plan their strategies, try new ideas and above all, think on their feet. Acting Senior School Dean, Ms Rebecca Price said it was wonderful to see how well the students encouraged each other.

‘All of the girls got up to at least one of the high levels on the wire course, with nearly all students managing to conquer the leap of faith; scaling and standing on the top of one pole, over 15 metres off the ground and then throwing all caution to the wind and leaping into the air to hit a suspended target.’

Throughout the day, the girls learnt how to be influential, to value the opinion of others and to work together. It was a great chance for the girls to discover more about themselves and how to be a leader!

Adventure education incorporates all five senses which can heighten opportunities for learning. Here at Saint Kentigern, we believe our girls should be challenged and we see enormous benefits in taking them beyond the classroom with qualified instructors and well structured, challenging programmes.

 

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