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Wirral pupils adapt to secondary school life with team-building
10:17am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
YEAR seven students at Prenton High School for Girls took part in team-building exercises in Anglesey designed to help adapt to life in secondary school.
The move from primary can be daunting and to help them get to know each other better, the new Year seven students headed to the Conway Centre training establishment for a few days last week.
There, they took part in a series of indoor and outdoor team-building exercises including raft-building, and art and drama workshops.
They also had a night 'line walk' in which one student lead another blind-folded classmate through a number of obstacles.
The idea was to build their trust in each other and develop their communication skills.
It wasn't long before everyone was making new friends. Among the tasks was building a raft and test it out under close supervision in the Menai Straits.
The Conway Centre in Anglesey was originally a merchant marine training school for boys.
The current facility was opened in 1964 by the Duke of Edinburgh, replacing HMS Conway, a three-masted, two-deck sailing ship.
Today, it is a residential arts and outdoor education centre, potentially raising achievement and enhancing aspects of the National Curriculum.