Thirty Construction Learners from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East Londonâ€™s Enfield Centre attended an army training camp earlier this month aimed at developing team work, communication and problem solving skills.
The group included young people from the College’s Enfield Centre as well as tutors and teachers.
The Brunswick Army Camp, based in Surrey, has an assault course and cycling trek, which are mentally and physically demanding and aim to improve the skills of its participants.
Learners and tutors started the day with a health and safety briefing, followed by a two-hour cycle along forest tracks. They were then taught how to cook food rations on an open fire before completing a one-hour assault course. They finished the day with paintballing.
Learner Shadrach Gittens-Browne (18), who is studying for his Certificate in Basic Construction, said: “It was a brilliant day. I enjoyed the fitness and mountain biking, but going through water was the best bit. It’s great that we get to do things like this and I hope that we get to do it again.”
Fellow student, Lauren Bild-Douse (18), who is also studying for her Certificate in Construction, added: “I loved every minute of it. It was a really good day.”
Construction Curriculum Manager, John North, said: “We had a great time with all learners and staff working together throughout the day. Overall, it was a fantastic, worthwhile experience and I’m sure it is a memory all of the learners will take with them when they leave the College.”
- Last Updated: 13 April 2011