Members of Thurrock Council’s Youth Cabinet visited the Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre to take part in a day of teambuilding exercises.
Challenges — including high ropes and raft building — were undertaken on the day (24 August) as instructors from the centre put the young people through their paces.
The aim of the day was getting the young people to work together on the challenges, learn new skills and to have fun in an organised activity in the school holidays.
Anne Marie Ola, who represents Chafford Hundred School on the Youth Cabinet, said: “The team building was an interesting and fun experience.
“We learned a lot of new things about each other, like the strengths everyone has and how to combine those skills together to get things done. Also beating the boys was worthwhile too!! ”
Pat Kielty, participation officer at the council, added: “The day was a chance for new and existing Youth Cabinet members to work together on the team challenges.
“It’s an exciting time at the moment as the Youth Cabinet is getting involved in a range of young people’s issues such as health, crime prevention and youth activities in Thurrock.”
The Thurrock Youth Cabinet is an elected body of young people (aged 11 to 19) from Thurrock who aim to give a voice to young people from across the borough.
Members are elected from a variety of schools and youth groups in Thurrock and are involved in working alongside the council and other partners to ensure young people’s views are included in the shaping of services that best meets the needs of Thurrock young people.