Joe is currently attending the Prince’s Trust Course at Stenton Campus in Glenrothes. The twelve-week personal development course improves confidence and motivation. Moreover, Joe is gaining valuable life and work skills as well as qualifications that will increase his employability or help him secure a place on another college course.
In February, Joe took part in a team building residential trip to Peebles. It was an activity-packed week, and another big challenge which he handled just as well as he handled his transition from school to college.
Joe described the experience to us:
“I went to Kailzie Bunk House with eighteen people and we travelled by bus. The bunk house had four or five rooms, a kitchen, living room and four bathrooms. We cooked our own meals in teams. Out team cooked bangers and mash. I thought it was really challenging to cook for so many but we got there in the end.
On my first day we went food shopping to get provisions for the week and we also played games. The other activities we did during the week were a blindfold walk, walking in the woods, lava tile, rock climbing, kayaking and archery.
For me the best thing about this experience was the rock climbing because I had to overcome my fear of heights. The most challenging activity was walking in the woods because we had to cover eight miles.
I got on well with all my classmates and I got to know them better. At the end of the trip I felt amazed that I managed to complete the week, I was happy, thrilled and tired. I would definitely be keen to do this again.”