A group of Huddersfield New College students studying IT enjoyed a special induction day at the Bradley Woods Scout Centre, completing a range of high and low rope challenges and activities including archery.
Students on the IT course met at the centre and completed a range of tasks designed to get them working as a team to overcome obstacles and solve problems. The day forms part of the IT student induction and helps them to ‘Find their Feet’ in the department.
In just a few weeks the group will take part in the department’s high profile IMPACT day. This will see them working in teams to develop a technology based business idea which they will then present to a range of external professional experts. The visit also helped students develop some of the vital team working skills and confidence to take risks which are needed for the fast paced IMPACT challenge.
Dr Joe Norton, Head of IT and Games comments: “Despite the very rainy weather, we had a fantastic day and students really enjoyed the variety of activities. Our students join us from a range of schools, and the day is about not only encouraging them to develop some new skills and come out of their comfort zones, but also about ensuring they get to know their new classmates in a fun and engaging way. We run this induction day as part of the College’s wider ‘Finding Your Feet’ programme, and the skills and friendships they made on the day is great preparation for our forthcoming IMPACT challenge. In the future many of our IT students will work as part of a team in the sector, and our focus is also on ensuring students gain the workplace skills they will need to succeed in a professional capacity. This day is a great example of how we do that.”
A gallery from the day can be found below.