Gateshead Leadership Academy - LAUNCH

The Gateshead Leadershup Academy (GLA) Launch recently took place during October Half Term with an outwardboud residential at Gibside Chapel (National Trust).  36 students from 6 Gateshead Secondary Schools are lucky enough to have been accepted into the programme this year and attended the launch event.


As well as a general introduction to the GLA and the subsequent workshops that are available to the accepted students, activities undertaken included:

* Orienteering

* Shelter Building

* Problem Solving

* Mountain Biking

* 'Nightline'


Students were so successful at the various orienteering tasks that our delivery partner BOutdoors even agreed to provide them all with an accrediated Young Orienteering Award.  


In addition to the GLA activity programme, this event was dovetailed with a cross-curricular programme operated at Whickham School & Sports College called 'Food Leaders'.  This involved 4 students (under supervision) to operate the residential centre as a mini 'hotel' providing a full menu and catering for approximately 40 people over 2 days (including a 3 course meal on the evening of day 1) - an outstanding achievement for which they will be recognised!

Pictures of the launch can be viewed in the media section here: