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HE Public Services Students Face Challenges at Skern Lodge

Public Services HE students faced new challenges when they attended a weekend team building residential trip to Skern Lodge in North Devon.

Skern Lodge provides a wide range of outdoor activities at its residential centre and recently accommodated the group of Public Services students who are currently studying higher education courses at the College.

The aim of the trip was to bring the students across the three different year groups together as a team, as part of their Activity Management module.

Throughout the trip, the students were required to demonstrate management, leadership and group skills. These qualities were required in order for the students to pass the module that they are studying.

They took part in physical outdoor activities such as high ropes, abseiling, kayaking and surfboarding.

One student, who undertook the field trip in his first year, mentioned: “On a personal level, attending Skern led me to take up rock and boulder climbing. I now climb regularly with four friends. Skern taught me team cohesion, adaptability in working with pre-set teams and to overcome personal fears.”

To find out more about our Public Services courses visit the pathway page.