Notes from Activities team meeting 26-4-07
Held at GME county office at 2000hr.
Keith Hampson (ACC activities). Ken Sever (ADC activities North Tameside & Hill / Climb Assessor), Ann Vernon (Ladybrook Activities co-ord & Hill T1 assessor),Steve Bradly (Denton), James McCormack & Colin Rafty (North Manchester), Chris Harbut (Glossop & water Assessor),Alec McNab (Ladybrook & water assessor), Dave Parker (Cheadle), Steve Tiffany (Ladybrook & water assessor).
Andrea Dolan, Tim Crowther
Forth coming events
· Wall Climbing workshop
Have ten booked on the climbing wall workshop starting on 3 May at Linnet Clough. Need another instructor for the first night, Keith to try and get one.
· T1 Hill working workshop
Only 2 booked on so far, districts asked to see if they have any candidates and if so to contact Keith.
· Sale water Park Kayaking
Mark Kennedy (ADC water Man South) was not at the meeting, Keith will contact him to see if he will be doing his usual taster sessions.
· County camp
Keith advised the meeting that the activities team had not been approached to provide the instructors for the climbing and kayaking, which did not help the county in building a strong activities team. There are teams providing Climbing and water activities but exactly who was unclear.
· Jamboree OST
The Off Site Teams for Splash (water sports) & Gilwell Adventure, are still needing Dinghy sailing instructors and climbing instructors.
Assessors professional development
The new permit scheme requires assessors to attend at least one session every five years. The region will be endeavouring to organise these on a regular bases.
Assessing learning for assessors (Module 25)
Assessors under the new scheme are required to have attended a Module 25. Of those present at the meeting there were a number who had not done a module 25. Keith was to speak to the training team with a view to providing one.
BCU 2/3 star
We had a short discussion / explanation of the different BCU coach levels and which BCU star level allowed what to be done on what water.
Feed back from Districts
North, are running kayaking sessions, for their district. Dinnting explorers also run Kayaking sessions mainly for their unit but do allow members of the attend district. It was hoped that we may be able to expand these in some form next year or encourage interested leaders to attend established programmes such as those provided by West Yorkshire.
Next meeting 22 November at County office.