This week the first year students of RCN have started their Leirskule training week, an opportunity for our students to develop a skill set leading and guiding Norwegian school children in outdoor adventures. Leirskule is an essential UWC mission-related part of RCN’s community service and local outreach. We began the week with a series of workshops under the title ‘Youth Teamwork & Leadership’, an afternoon which aimed to deepen the understanding of what it takes to be successful in groups.
Leirskule is an essential UWC mission-related part of RCN’s community service and local outreach.
The workshops were contributed by students, designed by students and led by students from the Youth Teamwork & Leadership EAC. They focused on understanding leadership styles, recognising the role of communication in successful/unsuccessful teams and the importance of compromise and how it works practically. As well as these workshops there were discussions on personal motivation within a team setting and a fantastic set of Red Cross workshops on effective communication between colleagues.
We ran 15 workshops over the course of the afternoon – hopefully it has helped inform our first years and given them some points to think about as we embark on another exciting Leirskule season!