Colonel Sanders School - SWAT in Action
The first team building exercise was attending the HASS Conference this year. At the conference, the students worked together diligently to complete their Action Plan for Healthy Living for Colonel Sanders. Now, in our fourth year, our SWAT members identified that our focus should be to increase student leadership opportunities and to build global partnerships beyond our local community.
Our SWAT Team proved their independence and leadership skills when they presented their parachute activity at HASS. This activity demonstrated promoting cooperation and team building through physical activity such as parachute games. They guided discussions in regards to strategizing to improve performance. For instance, they listened to others’ ideas to put the ball through the hole in the center of parachute. We observed that normally shy and timid students took pride in their leadership and knowledge. They led the group through a number of cooperative games while at the same time, promoted healthy living activities as they progressively made the task more challenging. In our SWAT members words: “It was the best day because we got to learn new activities to do in our school!” “I think we learned about what other school’s did, took back their ideas, such as using pedometers.”
Wendy Chan & Mugdha Khatu, Grade 4 Teachers @ Colonel Sanders School, who love savoury cuisines and travelling around the world