Accrington Academy’s Sixth Form students went ‘Bear Grylls’ when they took part in an exciting outward bound residential in Wales last week. This was organised in partnershop with Accrington Stanley Community Trust.
The event formed part of the Government’s National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme, aimed at 16 and 17 year-olds, helping them to build skills for work and life through a variety of challenges, including team projects to help the community.
As part of their involvement in NCS, the Accrington Academy team headed to outdoor adventure specialist Kingswood’s Colomendy centre near Mold in Wales last week, to take part in a variety of exciting activities, helping them to develop greater confidence, and self-awareness, as well as communications, teamwork and leadership skills.
Taking place on the centre’s 130 acre site, activities included climbing, rafting and a high ropes courses, woven into the surrounding woodland.
The National Citizen Service scheme ties in perfectly with the academy’s commitment to provide all of our students with an education with character, helping them to develop their skills outside of a classroom environment. Well done to all those who took part.