Pupils take part in their own ver­sion of I’m a Celeb

Cynon Valley - - YOUR NEWS - WILL HAY­WARD will.hay­ward@waleson­line.co.uk

CHIL­DREN at Pon­typridd High School have been liv­ing out their own ver­sion of I’m a Celebrity.

Rhondda Cynon Taf stu­dents have been tack­ling a range of jun­gle-theme chal­lenges in­spired by the pop­u­lar ITV show.

Or­gan­ised by the coun­cil’s Youth En­gage­ment and Par­tic­i­pa­tion Ser­vice (YEPS), the I’m a Ponty High Stu­dent... Get Me Out of Here event was a “great suc­cess” and a huge hit with the pupils at the school.

De­spite not be­ing hosted by Ant and Dec, the stu­dents got to take part in their very own Bush­tucker tri­als.

As part of their chal­lenges, they munched their way through a se­lec­tion of weird, won­der­ful and not al­ways ap­petis­ing things.

The YEPS Ex­tended Pro­vi­sion takes place ev­ery Tues­day at Pon­typridd High School from 5-7pm and around 28 young peo­ple, aged 11-16, took part in the “jun­gle an­tics”.

Among part was aged 12.

She said: “The YEPS Ex­tended Pro­vi­sion at our school is al­ways great fun, but tak­ing part in Get Me Out of Here was such a great event.

“I look forward to many more just like it.”

Fel­low stu­dent Ffion Davies, also aged 12, said: “I en­joy watch­ing the ITV se­ries each night, and to be a part of our own school ver­sion of this game show those Molly tak­ing Davies, was bril­liant – al­though thank­fully we did not have to eat any­thing like they do on tele­vi­sion!”

Coun­cil­lor Christina Leyshon, deputy cabi­net mem­ber for chil­dren and young peo­ple, said: “Our Youth En­gage­ment and Par­tic­i­pa­tion Ser­vice car­ries out some fan­tas­tic af­ter school ac­tiv­i­ties across our county bor­ough.

“This par­tic­u­lar event, based upon the tele­vi­sion se­ries, saw stu­dents tak­ing part in a va­ri­ety of chal­lenges within the school en­vi­ron­ment, help­ing them to show tre­men­dous team spirit.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the work of the Coun­cil’s Youth En­gage­ment and Par­tic­i­pa­tion Ser­vice, visit www.wi­cid.tv or fol­low YEPS on Face­book so­cial me­dia.

Chil­dren at Pon­typridd High School have been liv­ing out their own ver­sion of I’m a Celebrity...

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