On Friday 4th October the Entrepreneurship students spent the morning at Poplar Park Equestrian Centre near Woodbridge completing teamwork and leadership activities.
The group were hesitant when they heard they would be taking part in a horse-back activity! The activity was set-up with the intention of taking the students out of their ‘comfort zone’ and making them lead and work together in an environment which was challenging.
The Entrepreneurship students did very well. They had a quick lesson on the basics of horse riding and then competed in groups to complete the challenging tasks, which were each led by a different student. By the end of the session, many of the students wanted to take their horses home as they helped them to victory!
This session was previously introduced by classroom work around assessing how to lead and manage a team effectively. The visit was extremely beneficial as the students were able to evaluate their findings back at One.
Mark Savage Assistant Faculty for BLP added “A worthwhile and valuable exercise!”