In the army now

From 5th year

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On Wednesday the 7th of June, the fifth year pupils participated in an induction day which allowed the pupils to work as a team and brought the year closer together.  The pupils were put through their paces by members of the army as they took part in physical and logical challenges.

There were many different activities to enjoy, one of which tested your ability to work as a team and work out a strategy to make ‘9.50’ out of wooden poles and tyres.  The groups found this very problematic as they struggled to understand what the task entailed.  They were given no clues but eventually worked out the answer.  There were of course other tasks which involved memory games and tasks designed to encourage the pupils to work as a team.

After a much needed break, the pupils took part in an indoor assault course which was demanding and very tiring!   All the pupils were split into teams and competed to finish the assault course first.  This involved a number of fitness activities and all the fifth years found it physically demanding to be ‘part of the army’.

All the fifth years thoroughly enjoyed the induction day with the army and many were sore the next day as a result of finding muscles they didn’t know existed!  Overall, the fifth year induction day with the army was a great success and brought the year closer together.

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