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|Title:||It’s Plain Sailing for Students|
|Author:||Doncaster College |
|ID & Publication:||20120511018 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
Groups of students from the Sport and Public Services Department at Doncaster College have been out on the Marina, off Chappell Drive, trying to stay afloat.
The groups were involved in an improvised raft building exercise, set up by college lecturers Stewart Sanderson and Kevin Neary, to promote team spirit.
They were set the task of building an improvised raft with a limited amount of equipment in a set amount of time. Split into teams, they were given three barrels, three poles, one plank and seven ropes each. They had to research, build and test their rafts on the water before the allotted time of thirty minutes was up.
The aim of the activity was to help the students gain new skills in areas such as communication, problem solving and working as part of a team. Many of the students who took part in the task said that they could not remember having so much fun and can’t wait for the next time they can do something like this again.
Lecturer Stewart Sanderson said, ‘It was a great experience for the learners and helped them with communication and team building skills.’
Further details about the College’s Public Services and Sports courses can be obtained by calling 0800 358 7575 or visit www.don.ac.uk
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