Team building day at Casterton Business and Enterprise College is a success

From left: Harley Riches, 11, Brittany Ellis, 12, Vice principal Neil Rawes, Charlotte Hill, 12, Claudia Dooley, 11, Ben Masters, 11, Charlotte Dewey, 11, Megan Ellison, 11 and Tom Smith, 12.

From left: Harley Riches, 11, Brittany Ellis, 12, Vice principal Neil Rawes, Charlotte Hill, 12, Claudia Dooley, 11, Ben Masters, 11, Charlotte Dewey, 11, Megan Ellison, 11 and Tom Smith, 12.

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PUPILS who have joined a secondary school have enjoyed a team building day.

Casterton Business and Enterprise College runs a team building day every year for pupils who have joined Year 7 so they can get to know each other and build their confidence.

The programme of activities was organised by the Royal Air Force outreach team and included activities to build the pupils’ leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem.

It was followed by a barbecue lunch with staff and a house tug of war competition.

Year 7 manager Kim Quigley said she was delighted with the success of the day.

She said: “The fantastic weather contributed to a very successful day.

“We programme this event into our calendar each year to help our Year 7 students bond together as a year group”.

The pupils, who showed outstanding leadership throughout the programme, were awarded a bronze star badge by the school’s vice-principal Neil Rawes.

Meanwhile, one of the school’s pupils James Pearce has met one of his favourite authors during a book signing.

James, 13, who lives in Ketton, was given special permission by the school to attend the signing at Waterstone’s in Cambridge, where Derek Landy was signing his latest book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series - Death Bringer.

James said: “It was amazing meeting him in person. He was open to questions, friendly and charismatic.

“He told me that he is hoping to make his books into films in the next few years.”