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Team Building Away Day For Wey Valley Students

Wey Valley students at Kingston Maurward

8:51am 10th October 2014

The newest students at Weymouth’s Wey Valley School had a great time getting to know each other in the autumn sunshine on a team-building away-day at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, last week.

Over 150 11 and 12 year olds, who have all just transferred up from junior school, made the most of the opportunity to make pals with their new school-mates and experience a range of activities that do not generally feature in everyday school life.

Orienteering, archery, outdoor pursuits and team building events were just some of the fun-filled activities in which the various 12-strong teams took part.

Phil Snelling, head of year 7, said: “It was great to see the students demonstrating the kind of excellent team-work and problem-solving skills that go hand-in-hand with the co-operative values our school.” 

Student Chloe McGowan, said: “We had six different activities during the day.  My favourite was the team competition to travel across a space with tyres and planks of wood.”

Fellow student Lucy Taton said: “Archery was brilliant and the range of outdoor activities kept us busy all day.”

This is the tenth year that The Wey Valley School has organised a team-building day for its new arrivals as part of their induction programme, and the away-day has been consistently well-received by those taking part.

Mark Salmon, head of PE added his thanks for the support given by Kingston Maurward College.

“The student leaders who ran the outdoor activities were superb, keeping our students on the move all the time with a real focus on teamwork and collaboration to succeed,” he said.

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