My young students learned much more than gathering, processing and reporting information. They discovered how to view each step compartmentally, so that no task seemed too daunting. They realized the rewards of making a subject comfortable, transforming what could have been an interview into a conversation.
In writing, they learned how to grab an audience's attention (and keep it), how to make keywords their best friends and what to do when overwhelmed with more information than can possibly be used.
Most importantly, they took enthusiastically to team building. In just a few weeks, they became a crew -- and, in doing so, not only discovered how to produce effective work efficiently but also taught their instructor a thing or three.