Activities aimed to mentally prepare GCSE students for the challenges ahead.
Year 10 students at The Queen's School in Chester had an action-packed start to their Key Stage 4 journey with a special Team Building day with the Royal Navy.
The aim of the day was to get the academic year off to a great start by undertaking a range of activities designed to promote teamwork, friendship, resilience, communication and problem-solving skills while having some good fun as well.
Head of Key Stage 4 Mrs Joanne McKeirnan said: "It was such a great day - the students worked as a team to solve command task problems and complete physical challenges to build resilience and determination - key qualities needed for the GCSE years!"
Forms work in teams to build the highest free standing radio tower using huge Meccano; to remove a faulty core from a mock nuclear reactor using just rope and their wits; and completed physical challenges on an imagery ship. At the end of the day they all came together as a year group to design and build paper rockets and the rain didn't stop them firing those rockets to see just how high they would go.
Mrs McKeirnan continued: "I would like to thank the Navy for delivering the day and helping us get the Year 10s mentally prepared for the exciting challenges of the year ahead.