Year 9 Students Learn Critical Skills For Dealing With Life Challenges

Cleethorpes Academy NCOP Escape Room and Team Building Day. Craig foster (Outreach Coordinator for NCOP) is pictured with Cleethorpes Academy Year 9 students, Grant Foster, Harvey Parker, Mathew Jones, Cardarn Taylor, and (back row) Emily Killingworth and Anya Evans.

Year 9 students at Cleethorpes Academy learned about resilience and positive thinking as they took part in team building exercises and an Escape Room scenario. The event was run by the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) and focussed on leadership skills, communication and building confidence.

The NCOP works with young people aged 13-18 living in areas where progression to higher education is low generally, and especially low given Key Stage 4 attainment in that area.

Ben Pharaoh, Cleethorpes Academy Assistant Principal, Careers Lead, and overview for Careers and Personal Development, said: "These skills of resilience, positive thinking and problem solving are critical ones for our students to develop. This will ensure they are equipped with all the right tools and attributes to help them on whatever pathway they choose once they leave us, along with their GCSEs.

"One of our main focuses is to broaden the skill set of our students to ensure they can meet challenges in their lives and deal with them as and when they arise. The students found the day incredibly rewarding and very enjoyable."

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