Walk for Health in Plentzia

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

Goal: To help out at a local walk in favour of a healthy lifestyle.

This Saturday, April 9th, I attended a walk in the town of Plentzia as a volunteer. The walk was held to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. As helpers, my classmates and I had to prepare bags with food and drinks for the participants that of walk. We were also in charge of waiting at the mid-point of the walk with a table of food. There, the participants were able to stop for a while to eat, drink, go to the bathroom, and rest.

My classmates and I (in red) setting up the mid-point station.

The day was very cloudy and, at one point, we realised that the position of the mid-point station was in danger of being ruined because of the approaching rain. Therefore, we assumed a leadership role and, working together, moved the food and drinks to a more sheltered area. Luckily, this did not mean having to move the table too much, as we were quite near to a covered area. Still, we would not have been able to accomplish this task without working together, which made us realise the importance of teamwork.

All in all, it was a pleasant experience, and I would not mind repeating it.


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