Walking the Plank

Walking the Plank


Employers want their young people to be able to think independently, and show resilience. These skills are hard for young people to gain, but the young people at Mary Astell Academy who have been on the In-Reach programme have worked closely with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers to develop these very exacting skills. In addition, they have learnt to cooperate and communicate effectively to ensure they reach a common goal. This Walking the Plank exercise is an aid to teaching these skills, and the Fusiliers are best placed to help, with many of the senior staff having completed operational tours in recent areas of conflict.