Today we had a visit from the Army engagement service, based in Brecon, come to CCYD as part of their school program, in co operation with the Tackle program currently run in CCYD with co ordinating WRU rugby hub Officer Chris Dicomidis.
Tackle pupils were set 3 tasks today as part of a brain teaser/ physical activity to encourage team work and communication as part of their recent coverage of careers, options and life choices within Tackle, by Army Engagement officers visiting CCYD.
This lead to some very good teamwork, communication and sharing of ideas from the Tackle pupils in year 10 on a double practical session, not previously encountered.
Pupils were particularly keen to engage and re established their enthusiasm with the practical activities required for the planned events. Team work blossomed over the 2 hour session with all pupils building confidence and knowledge along the way as their curiosity taking over.
A very different session for learners but more “the norm” (pre Covid) which pupils and staff were all pleased and relieved to see. This was challenging enough to make pupils ask questions of themselves such as to their future hopes an aspirations, moving forward in a relaxed but encouraging atmosphere.
We hope to have our “visitors” back to follow up on today’s session at some point in the near future and build on the contacts made today.
Many thanks to Mel from the Ospreys employability program for organising the visit and the Army Engagement officers who were an absolute breath of fresh air to the pupils. They carried a very important message of resilience, determination and flexibility, whilst keeping an open mind for the pupils future choices.
This was an important reminder of what’s on offer moving forward with a realistic view of potential on a future life in the forces.
CCYD thank everyone for their co- operation on this event.