Brecon Beacons trip helps students gain new skills

24th June 2015

Students at Barking & Dagenham College have spent a week in the Brecon Beacons to hone their personal and team building skills.

The students are all studying on the College’s public services course, with the hope of joining the police, fire service, the armed forces and other public services when they finish their studies. They spent the week taking part in a series of activities such as caving, rock climbing, gorge jumping and canoeing as well as overnight hikes across the Brecon Beacon mountain range!

Team work

Although the trip provides plenty of fun for the students, it is also a crucial part of their course. On joining any public service, skills such as team work and individual skills like confidence and leadership skills are all important. By taking part in the residential course it allows the students to overcome their limitations and fears that they may never have thought they were capable of and as a result also helps them achieve better results on their course.

Public services tutor Errol Seaman, commented:

“The students had a great time completing all the activities that were planned for them over the week. It’s a great way of ensuring they get the chance to gain new skills and put other skills they have learnt on the course so far into practice.”

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