Listowel Youthreach participated in a bespoke ‘Connect Outdoors’ activity programme facilitated by Kerry College, Killorglin Campus at Ballyseedy Woodlands on the 9th of February 2023.
The day long activity programme required learners to work together to solve and outcome a series of creative team building challenges.
Each challenge presented a unique set of tasks which required learners to work and develop key personal and social skills that promoted good teamwork. These skills included; good communication, listening to one another, problem solving, working together as a group while encouraging and supporting each other.
Activities concluded with a group discussion and reflection around a campfire where learners got to review their learnings from the day over a cup of tea and coffee.
Feedback was extremely positive with general consensus among the groups that they would be very interested in similar type outdoor programmes in the future.
Conditions on the day were very cold but morale remained high mainly due to the fantastic staff from Cappanalae who engage and supported learners throughout the day. On behalf of Listowel Youthreach we would like to Kerry ETB and Cappanalae for coordinating the programme which was very beneficial for our learners and staff.