On Monday 13th September, 26 Year 11 Prefects attended training at Ackers Trust. Here, they undertook team building exercises. They were put under pressure and had to make decisions in difficult situations. The Prefects were then tasked with Canoeing, something many had not done, they were paired with people that they will have to work with. Here they had to work in tandem to ensure the Canoe turned the right way, went in the right direction, and most importantly did not sink (This cannot be said for all the boats). The pupils finished with tobogganing in the afternoon. It appears very few fear speed nor heights.
The Prefects put these skills to work on Tuesday 14th September in the schools open evening. The prefects toured parents around the School, answered questions from year 6 pupils as well as parents.
The prefects will now finish the rest of their training, they will be safeguard trained ready to start peer mentoring as well as paired reading with younger pupils.