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TEAM Concepts

Kate Baker & Krista Ruxton

September 15, 2017


The Silver Lake students and staff were pushed to their limits on Wednesday, September 13 as they honed their team building skills. The high school students and staff headed to Bladen in the morning where they were pushed to their limits to overcome obstacles to find success.

The group, TEAM Concepts, led the students and staff in activities where they had to strategize to complete challenges. The group was split up into smaller groups consisting of students from each grade level and a staff member to complete various challenges laid out around the football field. Some of the challenges consisted of raising group members into the air to get through an obstacle or finding strategies to move objects from point A to point B. Seventh grader Bailey Bombeck said, “It was fun. I liked working with the group and seeing how well we worked together. It will help me when I’m dealing with obstacles in school.”

By the end of the day, the goal that the TEAM Concept members left with the group was that to find success one must overcome failure multiple times. Moreover, they encouraged everyone to push each other to overcome challenges and to celebrate success.

In the afternoon the elementary students were pushed to the limit also hoping to find success throughout different obstacles. High school students Taran Hanson, Alex Ehrman, Kristen Hinrichs, Jeffrey Hill, Mark Thurston, Kinsley Mankhey, Alyssa Schmidt, Zane Journey, Jenna Strampher, and Luke Swanson lead the teams as team leaders along with the help of various teachers. Although small, the elementary students proved to be mighty as they were pushed to lift one another, crawl through spaces, and work as a team throughout the different courses.  To finish off the long day the elementary students got the chance to play a human form of the childhood game Hungry Hungry Hippos. Third grade teacher Jenn tenBensel commented, “The high school students that were down to be team leaders for the afternoon did a tremendous job! It was great to see all the kids work so hard to accomplish each task.” 

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