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S6 Induction Days

S6 pupils hard at work on their group tasks.S6 Pupils Complete A Two-Day Programme of Trainning and Team Building Exercises

Published by Mr Macdonald
Wednesday 02 July 2014

Sixth Year students from Castle Douglas High School recently spent an Induction Day in the local Town Hall, undertaking a wide variety of team building exercises designed to encourage pupils to mix and work across all their usual friendship groups. The potential for leadership was also explored. Through the games and activities, the young people soon learned about the importance of communication and dialogue when working together.

The second Induction Day took place in the school as the young people were introduced to the wide variety of opportunities which will be made available to them next session, both in school and within the community.
These opportunities include taking part in nationally recognised award schemes such as the Saltire Awards, work experience, community volunteering and distance learning with universities through the “Futurelearn” scheme.
Pupils signed up for their chosen opportunities following a day of thinking and reflecting about maximising their potential and making a positive difference to the lives of others.
Nineteen students applied for the posts of School Captains this year; a short leet of six excellent candidates was compiled and interviews were held to make the final choices. It was a very close-run contest but the new School Captains were eventually chose: Ashley Oliver and David White will start their duties formally in August.

Our S6 Pupils (2014 - 2015). Pupils completed a variety of team building tasks. Pupils debate an issue.