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Bronxville Union Free School District

Students Build Sense of Community During Trip to Sharpe Reservation

Bronxville High School ninth-graders and seniors who are members of the Freshman Transition Leaders program took a day-long trip to Sharpe Reservation on Sept. 26 to build a sense of community and promote class involvement.

The students collaborated on a number of outdoor activities — mental and physical challenges that were designed to foster team-building, improve their problem-solving and communications skills, and serve as a bonding experience. The activities enhanced their abilities to innovate, lead, think critically and engage the world, which are skills closely aligned with the dispositions of the Bronxville Promise.

Bronxville High School guidance counselor Aaron Kind said the students learned the importance of collaboration through the activities. Laine Meyer, the school’s counseling intern from Columbia University’s Teachers College, said the students displayed innovation and leadership skills as they worked together to achieve their group’s common goal.

“The Senior Freshman Transition Leaders discussed and internalized the Bronxville Promise through the day's activities,” said Anne Abbatecola, counseling department director. “We will continue to use the shared experiences of our day at Sharpe Reservation in the program to identify ways in which each student can continue to grow as a leader, critical thinker, innovator and engaged citizen.”

The students will hold regular meetings between small groups of freshmen and senior leaders throughout the fall.

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