Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Outdoor students support charity event

UCLan Outdoor students supported an annual charity event featuring pupils from a number of local secondary schools.

The event was an adventure race based at the Lancashire County Council Outdoor Education Centre at Hothersall Lodge, Longridge.

Our students received training and facilitated the event which saw ten schools participate in challenges such as raft building, climbing, zip lines, team challenges and an endurance race.

Feedback from the event was extremely positive and it's hoped our students will be invited to return next year.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Build a team with Tyn Dwr

SSTO staff from Tyn Dwr delivered induction activities for students from a range of courses during September.

Accountancy students from Lancashire Business School took part in problem solving and team development tasks at UCLan Sports Arena, while a session for Outdoor Leadership and Adventure Sports Coaching students was hosted at Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre.

These events show the wide range of activities Tyn Dwr can provide. Pictures can be viewed here.

For more information about what Tyn Dwr has to offer please email Sharon Rosser.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Kathleen and Laura 'learn through experience'

Outdoor Leadership students Kathleen Howard and Laura Cook have completed a one-year internship with Magic Bus in India.

Magic Bus is a non-government organisationsupporting young people below the poverty line in improving their lives.The Magic Bus Centre for Learning and Development caters for a wide range of groups and needs andis located in a remote part of Maharashtra.

Sessions are based around the 'Learning through experience' philosophy. Programmes are planned very carefully around four key foundations; facilitation, mentoring, coaching and feedback.

Staff use a multitude of techniques to encourage participants to leave their comfort zone and enter the stretch zone to achieve a desired outcome, ranging from team cohesion to creative thinking.

Kathleen and Laura have kindly provided UCLan Outdoors with a presentation poster detailing their time in India.