Are you looking for something outside of the ordinary for your students? Do you want to support them in developing transferable skills and exploring character building?
If your answer is yes, then the Army Foundation College (AFC) Harrogate has just what you need, in the form of the British Army’s exciting live assembly on Tuesday 17 January at 11am.
Centred around the theme of ‘Developing character for the future’, the assembly will give students the chance to hear directly from junior officers and instructors about life at AFC Harrogate, why they decided it was an option for them, and the key skills they have developed for the future such as leadership, communication and self-confidence.
Students will also get the opportunity to ask a question to the panel themselves through the online chat facility.
As economic and technological advances increase the pace of change in society, today’s young people need to be able to adapt more than any other generation. With AFC Harrogate, students gain not only military skills but also improve their knowledge across English, maths and computing.
Without exception, AFC Harrogate is a place which builds young people’s character and equips them with a raft of core transferable skills that they can call upon in any career.
“AFC Harrogate is a place which builds young people’s character and equips them with a raft of core transferable skills that they can call upon in any career.”
Prospective students can expect to be taught and trained on a variety of military aspects such as the qualities of a soldier, fieldcraft and battlefield casualty drills. However, AFC Harrogate is not just focused on skills for the Army.
Through the unique exercises on offer, students are given opportunities to develop their communication, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership skills. Whether they decide to return to civilian life or not at the end of the programme, they will come away better equipped to tackle the jobs of tomorrow.
To help prepare your students for the live assembly, the British Army have created an engaging ‘survival challenge’ pre-assembly resource that can be completed in one short lesson. It will introduce the concept of ‘character’ and get your students thinking about what character means, how it develops, and why it is important for their future.
On the day itself, radio presenter and host Jordan Lee will be the special compere. Jordan, whose father has a military background, presents KISS Sundays, Hits Radio Pride Breakfast and Heat Radio Drive, and has hosted events from BAFTA to the Brit Awards.