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Sep 232009
 

Ryan Van Zuiden, Roman Meyers, Ellen Vander Bleek, and Mark Roling work as a team on the walking boards.

Nothing is better on a beautiful September day than to spend it with your friends at Eagle Point Park in Clinton. Prince of Peace College Preparatory students did just that for their team building days. On the first day, freshman and sophomores worked together on team building games and exercises followed by the juniors and seniors on the second day.

Sharon Roling, director of student services, plans these days every year. “The reason we do this is to promote relationships between all students,” explains Roling. “We shake things up so each student has an opportunity to interact with different classmates. We provide unusual activities so the talents of each student can be recognized and shared.”

The students started their day with prayer and a waffle breakfast prepared by teachers. Then they traveled to the park for the day’s events. Team building day activities included a game of kickball between the classes, sidewalk chalk drawings, parachute activities, a scavenger hunt and wooden plank activities.

A new junior student, Ben Reynolds, said, “The day helped me to get to know people better. The scavenger hunt was especially helpful in making friends.”

Senior Ian Flood liked the kickball game the best. “The Class of 2010 worked well together to be successful.”

“The scavenger hunt was my favorite,” senior Erica Ugarph said. “My team consisted of really athletic students and some not so agile. We worked together as a group and were one of the first teams to finish.”

Building lasting relationships is the foundation of any faith community. Having the opportunity to do this at the park with your friends…priceless.

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