Stu­dents march into ac­tion!

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - FRONT PAGE -

STU­DENTS swapped their school uni­form for com­bats dur­ing a week of work ex­pe­ri­ence.

The group of 25 young­sters from Year Ten at The King’s Academy in Coulby Ne­wham, learned a host of new skills dur­ing the four-night res­i­den­tial trip in North York­shire.

And they got an in­sight into mil­i­tary life at Marne Bar­racks in Catterick with a range of phys­i­cal chal­lenges.

For Leah Ban­field of Coulby Ne­wham the week reaf­firmed her in­ter­est in a mil­i­tary ca­reer. “It’s made it more of a re­al­ity for me,” said the 15-year-old.

Mel Sim­blett, head of year 10 at The King’s, said they had re­sponded well.

“Some have re­alised they are more determined than they thought they were and can achieve things they per­haps didn’t think pos­si­ble,” she said.

King’s Academy young­sters work their way through one of the chal­lenges

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