Public Services students enjoy teambuilding exercise at Scorrier
Cornwall College Camborne students have been given the chance to exercise their team building skills in a more unique way recently by taking each other on at laser tag. The students were invited to Covert Combat at Scorrier, Redruth to take part in the day-long exercise.
The students took the classroom outdoors and used laser firing rifles in a series of challenges. Each challenge was fun but designed as part of practical assignments that make up part of the BTEC Public Services curriculum at Camborne. The principle aim of the excursion was to get the students working well together, to build their confidence and see what physical combat was like outdoors.
Euan Harris, 16 from Hayle, said: "It has been brilliant to get out of the classroom and try something different but that was also part of our course. It's been a really good experience for the whole class."
The Public Services students have a fulfilling curriculum and are continuously trying to take everything they learn in the classroom to the outdoors. Richard Dryer, programme leader for Public Services, said: "It has been great to work in partnership with local business, Covert Combat, and to give the students the opportunity to use a range of skills taught in the classroom and put them into practice. This was an exciting way for the students to be assessed and have fun at the same time."
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, said: "The students that study Public Services courses with us are setting themselves up for a vigorous career. Exciting out-of-classroom activities such as this help them to build their confidence and physical strength while having great fun at the same time. As always, we are grateful for the support of local businesses when helping with exercises like this."