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RAF visit

RAF visit
Cpl McDonnell and the students.
Thursday 17th April 2008 by C. Freeman
Year 12 students tested out their teamwork skills under the leadership of an RAF liaison officer. Cpl Dave McDonnell from RAF Wittering put the Sixth Form students through their paces on a variety of tasks which developed communication and lateral thinking skills.

Cpl McDonnell said: 'We've been working on leadership, teamwork and trust, all of which are needed to make a team function correctly. The students have been working in pairs and groups learning how to communicate effectively and use lateral thinking skills.'

The workshops, which were attended by the whole of Year 12, took place in the Weston Theatre using a variety of props, including inner tubes, ropes and hula hoops! The motivational outreach team visits schools, colleges and youth groups around the Midlands promoting the work of the RAF as part of their careers information service.

Cpl McDonnell said: 'I've been in the RAF for 18 years and trained as an aircraft engineer. The RAF is a fantastic career to go into as there are so many career options open to recruits. The students here have been really enthusiastic about the tasks, they have thrown themselves into them with 100 per cent effort.'

It is the third time that RAF representatives have visited the College recently; they have also carried out lateral thinking maths exercises and presented sports kit to the hockey team.

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