Pre-Prep Develop Teamwork Skills in Obstacle Course Activity
Teamwork was at the heart of Pre-prep’s latest Forest School activity, as pupils in Years 1 and 2 created and then tackled their very own obstacle courses.
The sessions were led by staff, who helped to guide the children in their communications and negotiations. Throughout the exercise, the group were able to share examples of good practice, and gave feedback when things had not worked quite so well. By carrying out this task, they were able to determine what could be changed next time to result in a successful course.
Later this week, pupils will be given the opportunity to learn from these mistakes as they begin creating camouflage dens.
Forest School provides pupils with the vital life skills of exploration, investigation, and risk-taking; skills they are then encouraged to apply to new situations. This form of learning also ignites a sense of creativity and critical-thinking.
Head of Pre-prep, Claire Luckhurst, said: “We were really impressed with the children’s ability to negotiate and agree ideas, and to make sure there were no ‘bossy boots’ or ‘lazy bones’ within the teams.”
She added: “The lessons learned in these sessions will also help the children to prepare for further teambuilding activities in the Lent and Summer Terms."
Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970