Prefect Trip to Carlingford Adventure Centre 2016
This year’s Prefects went on their Leadership training course to Carlingford Adventure Centre within the first days of coming back to school. The focus of the training was to form a team that can take on any task given and get positive results, to strengthen leadership and team skills. To establish this bond, they had to learn to cooperate, listen, talk and delegate tasks.
One prefect said “We had to face many challenges over the course of the training, where we were challenged to work as a team. When we started off, all did not go as planned, although we succeeded in the end, there was room for improvement. As we kept going, we bonded more and more until we could face challenges as a team, listening and communicating with each member of the team. It was truly a great experience which brought us all closer together. When we were done, we all agreed with the statement ‘there is strength in numbers’.”
Over the space of the two days we did many activities. Some of the activities were: Spider web, Tutankhamon totem, canoeing, Sky Park, Frisbee golf, a visit to a Magical tunnel. The training was great fun, but it wasn’t just about having a good time it was also about planning for next year, talking about our tasks and making decisions for the coming year. We received great help and advice from Ms. Cripps and Mr.Travers.
We are looking forward to the year ahead as Portlaoise College Prefects and hope to give a good example to the junior students in our school.
This year’s Portaoise College Prefects are:
Agnieszka Czerwik (PRO), Wiktor Grzegolski, Hann Hangea, Nikola Holubova, Lauren Hui, Giresse Kanyamuhanga (Chairperson), Kevin Krol, Shantell Lawless, Christopher O’Connor (Secretary), Tyrone Okonkwu, Naoise Toland and Ciara Walsh and Head Prefects Niamh Delaney and Kerry Carroll Talbot.