Team­work comes top in school chal­lenge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

Year 6 pupils at Ash­ford School took part in a spe­cial ac­tiv­ity day.

The event on Satur­day, Jan­uary 27 was led by the school’s staff in­struc­tor, WO1 Si­mon Burke.

The day was cre­ated to give chil­dren an ex­pe­ri­ence of ad­ven­ture and ex­cite­ment and in­cluded an in­door as­sault course, cam­ou­flage and con­ceal­ment as well as fire craft and out­door cook­ing.

Ash­ford School has a strapline of Ad­ven­tur­ous Learn­ing and the fo­cus of school life is on chal­leng- ing pupils to step out of their com­fort zones and brave new ex­pe­ri­ences.

Mr Burke said: “The aim was to give the chil­dren a fun day, but with the un­der­ly­ing em­pha­sis on t eam­work. We were very im­pressed with their at­ti­tude and the de­ci­sions made by the com­man­ders.”

Pupil Zo­hha Lanker said: “I was so ex­cited for the day, but quite ner­vous about what we were go­ing to do. Ev­ery­one was so en­thu­si­as­tic so it was easy to en­joy it. I loved ev­ery se­cond.”

Ash­ford School pupils Emily Clif­ford and Adele Gil­bert at the ac­tiv­i­ties day

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