Year 10 Get Ready for Sixth Form Life
Wednesday, 04 July 2012
Year 10 pupils at Bolton School Girls' Division took part in two days of off timetable activities in a 'Getting Ready for Sixth Form Life' event.
One highlight for the girls was a 'Commando Joe's' session where they took part in military-type exercises including an assault course, circuits, team relays and games. Commando Joe's are a group of fitness professionals specialising in coaching youngsters in keeping fit army style, to encourage transferrable skills such as team working, communication and leadership through team building and problem solving activities.
Over the course of the two days the girls took part in 30 minute sessions entitled 'Young Thinkers', 'Young Citizens' and 'Young Consumers', and were given Sixth Form taster lessons in familiar subjects alongside some which are only available at A Level such as Psychology and Government and Politics. They also held their very own mini version of 'The Young Apprentice' complete with teachers in the roles of Sir Alan Sugar and his associates! Girls worked in teams and the brief was to develop a superlative programme of activities for a global retailing organisation to offer as an incentive award to their top sales teams from around the world. Girls had to demonstrate their ability to deliver a complete experiential travel prize in Manchester with good use of budget, creativity and good teamwork skills.