11th September 2003




Hundreds of pupils from Deeping St James will leave the classroom behind tomorrow in order to work on their team-building skills for a day.


Around 250 year 9 pupils from the Deepings School will spend the day at the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus, where a range of businesses and employers will put the students through their paces.


Among the organisations taking part are the Royal Navy, British Sugar, the British Army, the Environment Agency, Connexions, the RSPCA and the Ringrose Law Group.


The university itself will be offering team-building sessions based on the themes of media and forensic science.


This annual event has been held at the Deepings School in the past but this year staff at the school wanted to broaden their pupils’ horizons by staging the event at the university.


“The aim of the day is to develop the pupils’ confidence and sense of responsibility, to help them to respect differences in others and to encourage them to appreciate the benefits of effective communication,” said Linda Taylor, careers co-ordinator at the Deepings School.


“We stage this event at the start of the school year to break the ice and to encourage the students to mingle and get to know one another.


“This year we’re pleased to be able to develop our excellent relationship with the University of Lincoln – it will be a change of scene and hopefully a lot of fun for everyone involved.”


The event will run from 10am until 3pm in the main academic building at Brayford Pool. Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend.


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