PURSUING EXCELLENCE ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
Slade at YWCA
Local educators claim technology has impacted the interpersonal skills of students, which is why the New Britain YMCA recently hosted a group of students from Slade Middle School for a team building event.
The event featured team building activities to help students communicate better, work together on group projects and build confidence to take on leadership roles.
Christopher Godfrey, STEAM instructor at Slade Middle School organized the event in partnership with the YMCA. Godfrey is a former camp director at the YMCA and knows the benefits of team building activities.
“One of the goals of the STEAM program is to help students work in teams,” Godfrey said. “As a camp director of the Y for many years, I had opportunities in the recreational setting to put those activities together for the kids. I knew the benefits of that but then trying to do it in my classroom was a challenge so I had the idea of bringing the kids here to do team building activities in the recreational setting.”