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Teamwork, Leadership & Communication; A Day of Challenges

On Thursday, March 29th, Working Community students from Diamond Valley College and Eltham High School were introduced to the idea of working in teams by way of a day in the outdoors.

For half the day students experienced canoeing on the Yarra River, commencing with a safety briefing by the facilitators from Kaykaze Adventure Experience, before paddling down grade 1-2 rapids in Warrandyte State Park.

An interesting time was had by all, students worked in pairs negotiating their way down the Yarra River with some students getting more than they bargained for and falling in.

Once on land students were bussed to “Challenge Valley ” Clifford Park Scout Activity Centre where they worked in small teams to complete a series of obstacles/challenges focusing on encouraging team work and trust within the group.

Students were met with many challenges as they climbed timber walls, crawled through tunnels, swung on ropes and tyres, balanced on beams and assisted each other to successfully complete the course. Some students found themselves covered with mud as they swung over the mud pit with everyone having a go and by the smiles on faces everyone enjoyed all aspects of the day.

It was great to see the students eager to participate and throw themselves into these challenges that they may not have had a chance to experience previously.

Well done to everyone who participated, it’s great to see the support, trust and team work in action.

For more information contact:

Colleen Hughes, Project Officer

colleenhughes@bnllen.org.au or (03) 9431 8000