Thanks to a Small Grant of £750, 25 students from Walworth Academy had the fantastic opportunity to participate in a team building day at an outdoor activity centre.
The students who attended the trip were identified as having social and communication difficulties, which had been affecting how they communicated and interacted with their peers and adults. Some students on the trip were identified as students who found the transition from primary to secondary extremely difficult. The aim of the trip was to enable the students to leave feeling confident about the new academic year and give them the courage and skills to be the best young people they can be.
The educational visit gave the students the opportunity to expand their learning experiences outside of the class room and enable them to use the skills developed on the trip to develop their confidence at school.
Mr Agui, Walworth Academy’s Jack Petchey Foundation Co-ordiantor, said “It was amazing to see the students try new activities; it was clear to see that throughout the trip the student’s confidence was developing as they were taking part in new activities. There was occasions were students were reluctant to take part, however the students were able to recognise this and encourage their peers and staff to take part.”
Overall it was evident that the students had valuable learning experiences which helped develop a wide range of important personal and social skills. As a result of the students participating on the trip are now able to communicate more effectively with teachers and friends and their behavior has improved.
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