Pupils To Enjoy Watery Away Day At South Cerney

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Pupils To Enjoy Watery Away Day At South Cerney

Pupils from two Cirencester schools will cool off with a watery away-day this month thanks to joint work between Cotswold District Council and Cirencester Town Council.

A group of 12 pupils from Deer Park and Kingshill schools will venture to the Outdoor Education Centre in South Cerney on Monday April 27th for a Team Building Away Day, where they will take part in a range of activities designed to forge team spirit.

The day has been organised as part of the young people�s training to become members of Cirencester Youth Town Council and encourages team-building and problem solving.

In the morning, the pupils will enjoy two hours of team games and challenges, while the water will beckon during the afternoon session � from 1pm-3pm � when the groups can try their hand at raft-building and sailing.

The 12 young people are currently learning how local government works and have already allocated their roles and responsibilities. They are being trained by Cotswold District Council�s Youth Participation and Development Officer
Claire Dowan, in partnership with Cirencester Town Council.

Claire Dowan said: �It is a pleasure to be working Cirencester Town Council on such a positive project.

Youth town councils are an excellent way of involving young people in decision-making and the young people involved in this project are really keen to be involved. The team-building day was their idea and they have fundraised and helped organise the day themselves.�

Andrew Tubb, the CEO of Cirencester Town Council, said: �We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with Cotswold District Council in establishing a Youth Council for Cirencester.

�The grant funding from the Town Council recognises the commitment of the young people in wanting to build on their self-confidence as individuals and in working together as a team.�

For further information, please contact Claire Dowan on 01285 623000 or by email, [email protected]

Posted : 27/04/2009 12:07:41

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