What’s not to like working for my friends at Arthog Outreach!
This week, I have been working on team building skills with a Year 3 and 4, climbing with Year 4’s at Grinshill and working with a Reception Class on team skills (good listening, being kind and co-operation).
Team Building With Year 4’s
I have been running team building sessions for Years 3 & 4 for some time now and I still find it fascinating what they feel the characteristics of a good and bad team are (right & left hand side of the board). A quick look at the Plan – Do – Review cycle and roles and responsibilities and then its in to the team tasks. Lots of praise and encouragement as they work through the activities brings huge rewards and they are a completely different group by the end of the session.
Climbing at Grinshill
Another warm week with all the group keen to stuck into the climbing. The walk to the crag was very pleasant and we were soon at the base of the crag, all kitted up and ready to go climbing. Most climbers got to the top of the climbs and were really pleased with their efforts and heartily tucked into their lunch. After lunch we headed off the summit to warm up and see the views and the group where really pleased they could see the Wrekin.
Team Skills With Reception Class
Working with a Reception Class provides its own unique challenges such as simplistic language, selection of appropriate tasks and providing lots of praise and encouragement at the right time. The group got stuck into the hoop challenge, swamp crossing, group juggle, marble run, balance trays and we finished off with a quick session on the climbing wall.