Portree High School Army Activities Day

The Army Outreach Team recently visited Portree High School on the 6th September to teach S3 and 4 pupils the value and importance of continuous team working, resilience and leadership capabilities.

Put Through Their Paces

Supported by DYW West Highland, 38 Portree High School pupils were rigorously put through their paces by seven members of the army as each student completed activities over a three hour period. The activities appointed to the pupils were challenging and stimulating to build and develop their mental and physical attributes as these qualities can be applied in the workplace when pupils leave education.

Lessons Learned

Whilst pupils enjoyed the outdoor activities, they also developed and built upon their leadership, teamworking, communication and problem solving skills which are all essential especially for a career in the army where colleagues work cohesively during dangerous and sometimes life threatening tasks.

The skills listed above are also transferable attributes which pupils can use in any career sector to thrive and reach their full potential. In the workplace, there may also be times when young people can find themselves faced with difficult challenges, so resilience is also a key quality which can help students to complete tasks and as a result grow in confidence and talent.

Congratulations to all 38 pupils who successfully completed all the appointed tasks!


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