Castle High School students work together, learn communication skills at Leadership Reaction Course
January 22, 2009
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Approximately 100 freshman students from Castle High School's Lokahi Academy in Kaneohe tested their team and leadership skills at the Leadership Reaction Course (LRC), here, Jan. 15.
Soldiers from the University of Hawaii Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, helped facilitate the event.
Students were put into teams of 10, as they rotated through nine unique confidence builders.
Students solved each physical challenge using communication skills and teamwork. Each challenge was designed so they could not be solved by one or two people - at least three people were needed.
In true military fashion, after each timed challenge, groups held after-action reports, to discuss how well they worked together to complete the challenge, the obstacles they faced and alternate ways challenges could have been met.