2022 Program Launch



It's been an exciting month for The Helmsman Project, all centred around the launch of our 2022 programs. 

We kicked off with a facilitator training session as we welcomed new facilitators to the team and collaborated with facilitators from likeminded organisations, Creating Chances and Burn Bright. The training session, led by our Program Optimisation Manager Matt Robinson and facilitator Joelle Breault-Hood, introduced all the facilitators to new content and updates to the program, and also provided a refresher for the team. The training session, led by our Program Optimisation Manager Matt Robinson and facilitator Joelle Breault-Hood,

Following this exciting day our team of facilitators were eager and well prepared to launch our Wellbeing Program at Clancy College and Trinity College the next week. 


The facilitators noticed the students were highly engaged throughout the programs as they thoroughly enjoyed the interactive activities and were linking them back to the lessons in the workshop. 

'They really got into the acid river challenge and got a lot out of it with respect to Kolb's model and a growth mindset'. 

Our post-workshop survey shows the common impacts of the workshop on students include: 

- Importance of teamwork, inclusion and participation
- Awareness of personal strengths, as well as areas for improvement and focus
- Greater self-esteem and confidence
- Supported goal setting 
- Provided motivation, hope and inspiration

The students also thoroughly enjoyed the 'range of engaging games and interactive activities' and working in groups is a highlight for many, as well as 'discussions we had about different subjects' and 'learning about teamwork and communication'. 

The teacher supervisors were very impressed by our program, especially our team of facilitators, 'The students responded well to them and they were very engaging.' They also credited the combination of indoor and outdoor learning in keeping students engaged and 'helped students in understanding the classroom content to a deeper level.' 

The teacher supervisors were very impressed by our program, especially our team of facilitators, 'The students responded well to them and they were very engaging.' They also credited the combination of indoor and outdoor learning in keeping students engaged and 'helped students in understanding the classroom content to a deeper level.' 

This is not the end of The Helmsman Project impact on these students. Clancy College and Trinity will continue with lesson plans provided by us that will build on and develop the lessons students learnt during the workshop. We look forward to seeing the deeper impact these lessons have on the students. 

It was fantastic being back in schools delivering our programs and the great success of these first two programs has put a spring in our step as we look forward to working with more schools throughout the year.



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