Over the weekend, over 40 students went on a weekend retreat to learn about life-skills that are not taught in the classroom.
Leadership and teamwork challenges were put on by the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman.
The tasks assigned were both mentally and physically challenging, from bridge building and puzzle solving, to trusting your fellow teammates.
The supervisors gave out vague instructions to encourage the groups of teens to figure out the tasks for themselves.
“I am placed in a lot of leadership positions and as a result, I need to be able to properly conduct myself as a leader,” said Student Facilitator, Serene Brown.
“If you go to a job interview for example and you are not confident in your speaking and confident that you could lead a team, if that was what you were going to be doing, then you’re not going to get the job, so it’s something that could help you with anything that you do, not just in jobs but also in your life as well,” said Kadi Petney, Site Coordinator for Kiwanis.
The leadership and teamwork retreat takes place all over the world as a part of the international Kiwanis.