The new Sixth Form had the chance to become better acquainted during a series of team-building activities on the sports field. Although the majority of Year 12s are existing Brooke Weston students, this year we welcomed 42 new students into the cohort.
After selecting their A Level subjects the students were plunged into an afternoon of physical team challenges, pitting their wits against other tutor groups in a bid to take on the ‘Vortex’ a challenge inspired by TV’s Crystal Maze.
The 180 students were split into 16 teams and spent half an hour on each of four activities including obstacle courses, physical tests and team circuits. The victorious team faced the ‘Vortex’, an inflatable chamber where a contestant had to gather virtual money as it was being whipped around in the airstream, similar to the finale on TV's 'The Crystal Maze'.
The ‘Diamond Maze’ challenge was organised by EML, a firm specialising in team-building and corporate events. It gave the students a chance to bond in a fun and practical environment.
Head of Year 12 Mrs Katie Wilkins said: ‘Each tutor group was split into equal numbers of boys and girls and the incoming students were distributed equally among all the groups. These activities gave everyone a chance to get to know each other, and their tutors, in an informal atmosphere and it was an enjoyable introduction to the Sixth Form.’