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Duchy College Adventure Sport students gain teaching experience

Published: November 14, 2016

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Adventure Sport students at Duchy College are hosting a series of activity sessions for year 3 and 4 pupils at South Petherwin School including orienteering, climbing and problem solving to encourage pupils to develop their communication and team building skills.

Class teacher, Jade Palmer, said: “Our pupils are really excited about coming to Duchy College. Our first session of problem solving was great, students rotated across four different activities including building a bridge over a pretend river and being blindfolded whilst competing in other challenges. We will be linking all of our literacy work over the coming weeks to these sessions including completing diary entries and self-assessments.”

As part of the Adventure Sport course, students work with a range of groups to gain first-hand experience of leadership, group awareness and delivering activities to groups who they will work with in the future. The sessions provide the primary school pupils with the opportunity to attempt new activities they may not have tried before.

Year 4 pupil, Grace Tucker, said: “I have really enjoyed today. I really enjoyed the river crossing activity and working as a team. I’m looking forward to the climbing and its fun being taught by the students at Duchy College.”

Level 3 Adventure Sport student, Caga Parkes, said: “It is a fantastic experience for us to be working with pupils for South Petherwin School as part of our principles and practices module where we are looking at the benefits of outdoor education. Our problem solving session was really good fun and I’m looking forward to see how the pupils develop over the various sessions. I’m really enjoying the course here at Duchy, I’m hoping to become an Outdoor Instructor or Paramedic in the future so this course is perfect.”

Sports course co-ordinator at Duchy College, Ryan Lucas, said: “The vital links we share with our local primary schools provides my students with some great real life experience, but also enables the school children to benefit from the excellent facilities at Duchy College. It was great to see the school children from South Petherwin thoroughly enjoying the Problem solving activities. We are now looking forward to the orienteering and climbing sessions in the forthcoming weeks. “

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