On Wednesday 21st September Years 10 and 11 took part in an Army Activity Day. They started off with a mile and a half run just to warm up. All the pupils should feel proud of themselves and what they achieved.
While one group were sampling the delights of Army rations, another group were attempting to cross a ‘river’ using just 2 planks and a lot of teamwork.
The pupils were given the opportunity to apply camouflage paint to their faces and were taught how to patrol and were able to use imitation rifles which they all enjoyed immensely. Some of the pupils ably demonstrated their leadership skills which was encouraging to see.
There were several other activities with which the children engaged in, for example; the Tower of Hanoi, memory/maths challenge, cross the minefield and the burden run.
In the afternoon, the pupils were able to enjoy a game of football and a penalty shootout, there were some amazing goals scored and two pupils deserve a particular mention, one was Sandy who with great skill managed to distract the goalie and score, the other was Wadi, who managed to slip the ball in the net and took the goalie, Harry by surprise.
All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed their activity day and Year 10 can’t wait to repeat it next year.
Many thanks to the Army for providing a fantastic day.