Bolton School Senior Boys

Year 10 Learn Leadership with the Army

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Boys’ Division pupils in Year 10 enjoyed a challenging morning with the Army North West Outreach Team as they worked on their leadership and teamwork skills. Pupils were put through their paces on a variety of ‘Command Tasks’ which have been designed to engage their problem solving abilities and resilience while also learning to work more effectively together.

The tasks included a mixture of physical and mental components. The ‘Gun Runner’ task required them to remember how to set up their ‘gun’ but also asked them to race across the width of the Dobson Road Quad twice while carrying the heavy equipment needed to do so. Transporting a stretcher and kit from one side of a ‘pond’ to the other using ropes and recovering items from the centre of a ‘minefield’ also needed both careful thought and physical ability to complete.

Every activity on the carousel required pupils to work as a team and helped all of the boys to consider good leadership qualities and communication skills as the morning progressed.

In addition to the activities, pupils had the opportunity to learn more about life in the Army and ask questions. Year 10 enjoyed the challenges they faced with the Army North West Outreach Team and had fun developing a host of transferrable skills.

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