Spy Games launches schools mission to help pupils hone key skills Monday 18 July 2011 PDF Print Training company Spy Games is launching a new mission to help children learn about teamwork, communication and problem-solving through espionage-themed activities. The Buckinghamshire-based companyβs existing Spy Camp events for children aged eight and over have proven so successful that the concept is now being rolled out to schools and youth groups. Spy Games for Schools is a unique educational programme that will give pupils the opportunity to learn key skills by working their way through a series of spy-themed tasks and challenges, including code-breaking, laser combat and surveillance. Spy Games staff will bring the experience into schools and can stage the sessions either indoors in a classroom or hall, or outside on sports fields, depending on facilities, weather conditions and numbers. Spy Games founder and managing director Dave Thomas said: βWeβve been running Spy Camp events for kids for many years now and the overwhelming conclusion is that not only do children really enjoy our activities, but thereβs a significant learning opportunity there too. βThe activities weβve created address key skills including co-operation, leadership, planning, communication, problem-solving, concentration and memory. Every participant needs to contribute in order to achieve success. βWhatβs great is that these learning opportunities are naturally woven into a programme thatβs fun, entertaining and provides a break from the everyday classroom routine. At a time when schools are looking to be innovative in the way they engage with pupils, both physically and mentally, we hope to provide some additional inspiration.β The Spy Games for Schools programme is designed to meet some of the key requirements of the National Curriculum, which highlights the need for βrich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills ... It should give them the opportunity to become creative, innovative, enterprising and capable of leadership to equip them for their future lives as workers and citizens. It should also develop their physical skills and encourage them to recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and keeping themselves and others safeβ. Spy Games is the worldβs leading events and training specialist in espionage activities and is passionate about delivering high quality programmes that entertain and excite. Established in 2001, Spy Games delivers training activities, product promotions and corporate entertainment for clients including Asda, O2, Red Letter Days and Sony. For several years, Spy Games has also been running Spy Camp activities for children aged 8 to 16 years, at its headquarters in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Presented by highly trained professionals, Spy Games brings to life the exciting world of international espionage in an environment that is safe, enjoyable and rewarding. Spy Games has been featured by the BBCβs Blue Peter, The Gadget Show, The Daily Mail, Sunday Mirror, Creative Steps Magazine, Babyworld and Junior Magazine. For further information please visit www.spy-games.com or contact Nick Henderson on 0845 500 1140 firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Friday's Media Group in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Entertainment & Arts, Leisure & Hobbies, Sport, Education & Human Resources, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.