Team Building for Huntington Sixth Graders
September 11, 2023
Huntington sixth graders are starting the new school year in fashion. The youngsters will be participating in a team building trip to the Nassau BOCES’ outdoor education program facility in Brookville.
Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School Principal Donna Moro and Woodhull Intermediate School Principal Stephanie Campbell put their heads together to come up with a new and meaningful experience in the opening weeks of the 2023/24 school year.
“Both Mrs. Campbell and I are excited to bring students together to learn about each other and build trust and challenge them to problem solve as a cohesive group,” Ms. Moro said. “It will be a great way to start the school year focusing on how students can support and learn from each other.”
The sixth graders will utilize the ropes course and participate in team building activities. It will be a new and exciting experience as “Team Huntington” starts to bond.
The educators who operate the Nassau BOCES program said the program “addresses multiple intelligences” and touches upon problem-solving, planning, measurement, hands-on learning, physical activities, observation, patterns and relationships, multiple perspectives, estimation, following instructions, discussion, timing, the sounds of nature, empathy, coaching, teamwork, self-reflection, journaling, exploration and a connection to the outdoor setting.
“Outdoor education intensifies learning,” according to an overview of the program. “It builds relationships with self, peers, community and nature. It’s inclusive and appreciative of differences and diversity.”