GC student raft building project raises money for Clic Sargent
This summer Level 1 Sport and Outdoor Education students took part in a raft building project, in which they designed and built their own raft out of drums and planks. The raft was then given the ultimate test when students launched it onto the River Wye, paddling the three miles between Monmouth and Redbrook.
As well as the design and building element of the task, the students also planned and advertised the sailing of the raft as a fundraising day. They selected children’s cancer charity, Clic Sargent to receive the £141 they raised; student Andrew Wilson raising the largest chunk of this through sponsorship.
Sport and Outdoor Education Course Leader, Colin Johnson, said: “The event was a complete success and was a very integral part of the students’ development with regards leadership and team work.
“Plus, it enabled them to raise awareness for an organisation that helps those that have had to deal with cancer; the students chose Clic Sargent, because the charity is particularly pertinent to one member of the group.”
The project was the ‘brain child’ of RFD student, Connor Warren, and fulfilled one of the units required of the Level 1 course.
Connor said: “The raft building event took a good deal of planning and preparation which helped us with our team working skills.
“The project was a great way to help us learn skills that we will need in future careers.”
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