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Wellacre Boys Build on Skills for Their Future

Posted at 11:26 am on 7th November, 2017

Year 10 students take part in action-packed day at Waddow Hall

On 9th October 2017, as part of the Prince’s Trust programme at Wellacre Academy, a group of Year 10 students spent an action-packed day at Waddow Hall in Clitheroe.

Yr 10 Princes Trust Waddow Hall crop.pngThe group were tasked with a variety of problem-solving challenges at the outward bound centre at Waddow Hall. The challenges included building towers whilst dangling 15 feet in the air, working out how to cross a radioactive swamp with just three planks, an exhausting hour grass-sledging and finally, an extremely soggy assault course!

Richard Asha, Teacher of Science and Prince’s Trust co-ordinator for Wellacre Academy said:

“The boys had a fantastic day; they worked together to overcome the physical and mental challenges with various degrees of success!  I was proud of our students’ teamwork and especially when James was awarded a Prince’s Trust ‘Person of the Day’ prize for his individual effort.”

Year 10 Princes Trust Waddow Hall 2 crop.pngThe aim of the day was for students to develop their communication and team-working abilities, as each task could only be completed with each team member carrying out their roles at the right time.  They also had the opportunity to mix with students of all ages from schools across the region.

The Prince’s Trust programme, supported by Wellacre Academy, enables students to reach their potential, both in education and in their future employment, by offering relevant, engaging and informal learning. The programme connects young people with the world of work and equips them with the transferrable skills and knowledge they need to succeed, focusing particularly on literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) and science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).