The ability to work well as a team involves interacting and communicating with others, understanding goals and priorities, and being able to contribute to the greater good. Such skills can be demonstrated through respect for others, as well as being reliable and competent.
Participating in team challenges helps children to develop a greater sense of social competency as they learn to listen, interpret and respond to their peers' needs. Team challenges also build negotiation techniques helping children to satisfy their own needs, as well as those of other team members.
Children also learn to reflect on their individual experience versus the experience of the team. We observe the childre during all team challenges and give them feedback about their effectiveness as a team. Children are asked to reflect on what did and didn't work well in the group, including what each person thinks he could have done differently as an individual.
We believe that setting children individual challenges helps them to learn a great deal about themselves. For example how they like to work. Some children enjoy working independently while others prefer a more structured environment. Children can better guage how self-motivated they feel or how reliant they are on feedback to make progress. Do you work best at Individual challenges also help children to learn whether they work well at their own pace or work better when prodded by others.
Self-awareness, self-motivation, and self-regulation are key to independence. Through our individual challenges children will learn that they need to learn to knowing what they need. to do, take initiative rather than waiting to be told what to d0. They will learn the importanc of doing what is asked, to the best of their ability, and the importance of setting a pace that they can sustain. Children will learn how to own mistakes without looking for excuses and will also learn how to overcome self-doubt or negative emotions.
Here are some of the organisations we work with:
Skills Clubs at Skill Supply
Skill Clubs provided by Skill Supply are holiday clubs with a difference. They are exciting, challenging, unusual and most of all fun.
Challenge 4 Change
Challenge 4 Change is a charity whose aim is to help individuals by removing barriers and building stronger communities, forging links between the diverse groups that make up each community. C4C provide team building courses to enable people to acquire skills, knowledge and understanding of both themselves and others through experience in a unique and engaging way. They have a fantastic indoor training facility in Manchester with an arena equipped with many different ground level challenges, including an assault course and tyre pit. Oh, and it even has a real prison cell!
Kids in Space
Kids in Space through its Engaging Young Minds programme aims to Inspire, Engage, and Motivate young people through the medium of outer-space and related technology. Kids in Space runs tailored workshops for Camp Evolution that develop the creative, imaginative and problem-solving abilities of our young people.