Amazing Transition year team bonding activities
This is an exciting time for transition year students. They have just completed their first State exams and are looking forward to a year of activities. That will give them an insight into the world out there. At Croghan Hill we have amazing transition year team bonding activities to help students to work in teams and develop critical social skills for working in large and small groups.
Team-building exercises are important not for the immediate experience of the activities performed by the team, but also for the group skills, communication and bonding that result. The activity, be it an obstacle course or the Crogahn Hill Challenge, is merely the means to the end: teaching the value of team work.
The main goals of team building activities are to improve problem solving skills and motivation. The benefits of team-building activities are so significant. That many transition years and social, sport clubs have incorporated team building activities into their schedule.
Some of these benefits include:
1) Increase productivity
The collaborative nature of a team building challenge teaches people how to work together more effectively. Different people have different skills and approaches to similar problems. This knowledge is then transferable to the other group members.
2) Improve communication
Clear and open communication is key to the success of and group or team. Team building exercises can help to foster better communication skills in students and team members. While developing their ability to co-operate well in groups. In addition, the fun nature of team building activities allows participants to get know each other.
3) Keep motivation
Team building activities can also help students and team members feel motivated about their group or team. In terms of the people they interact with because they’ve developed better, trusting relationships with fellow students and team members. They are more likely to look forward to participating in groups and teams.
4) Develop problem solving skills
Because team building exercises involves a simulated problem that must be solved. Participants can feel like there is less pressure compared to when an issue comes up in groups and teams. That they need to deal with. They can then find ways to reach a goal despite hurdles. And feel more confident about their ability to do this. The problem solving skills they gain are ones that they can make use of. Especially when involved with group and team activities.