During a recent JET Blue Skies Inspired Package (BSIP) session, our youth liaison officer (JETLO) Bonny was able to take a group of Blue Skies, 2 students, from Holyhead High in North Wales to the Beacon Climbing Centre.
Confidence in new situations and resilience skills
This session’s theme was about ‘working with others’ by exhibiting trust and showing sensitivity to others’ physical and mental states. Some additional areas of focus included developing confidence in new situations, and demonstrating resilience by overcoming challenges, sticking with tasks and not giving up even when things got tough.
Bonny reported that after a warm-up the students began climbing which also helped to develop their communication skills:
“Some were nervous, whereas others were more confident. The students showed their leadership skills by encouraging the group and helping others when they found it difficult. It was great to see the team support each other. They also showed fantastic resilience and really tried their best even with some scared of heights! Well done team!” says Bonny.
More about JET’s Blue Skies programme
Blue Skies is an intensive, targeted, early intervention programme working with young people from the age of 10+ who are often underachieving or facing life challenges which may put them at risk of falling out of education. We focus on raising confidence and aspirations, teaching life skills that support our students to reengage with learning and to realise their full potential.