Spirit of Adventure Magaliesburg offers leadership development, teambuilding and/or adventure courses to learners from Grade 2 to Grade 12. Outcomes and objectives for each course are identified according to the age group and abilities of the participants as well as the specific needs of the school/organisation.
Below are some examples of the objectives and outcomes we have identified and observed with school groups. Although we are not limited to these particular grades and can adapt to any age group and objective, we have employed the following with many groups:
The aim of the adventures is to create an enjoyable learning experience that will promote the development of the child personally and within a team.
By the end of the adventure, children will have:
· Participated in a variety of age-appropriate, adventurous, outdoor activities.
· Begun to develop an understanding of team.
· Achieved challenging goals by virtue of personal effort in a supportive environment.
· Experienced a strengthening of self-image and self-esteem.
· Improved in social skills within a group.
· Developed a sense of self-responsibility.
· Enhanced their sense of inner security and confidence.
The aim of the course is to equip students with an understanding of the role of the leader in a team, the skills involved, and the confidence to apply them.
By the end of the course, participants will have:
· Acquired an effective team leadership model.
· Experienced first hand the benefits of team work.
· Built new friendships around shared experiences.
· Appreciated the value and benefits of supportive behaviour.
· Grown in respect and appreciation for one another.
· Participated in a wide variety of exciting outdoor activities that develop understanding of leadership and teamwork.
The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of Action Centred Leadership (ACL).
By the end of the course, participants will:
· Understand that leadership is a skill that can be learned.
· Be able to take the lead in a situation, knowing what to do and how to do it.
· Be able to apply practical approaches to motivating others.
· Know how to monitor and evaluate the progress of a team towards its objective.
· Have understood the concepts of team participation as a leader and a team member.
· Have shared in a variety of unusual leadership-focused adventure activities.
Age appropriate activities and theory models are used with each group. These can be adapted from a purely fun and adventurous course, to a full prefect/leader course dealing with additional issues such as discipline and objective setting.