Royal Marines put students through their paces

Royal Marines put students through their paces

A visit by the Royal Marines provided an intense day of fitness, strength and stamina for students at the Wey Valley School.

Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 took part in four practical sessions in the school’s Sports Hall along with presentations from Royal Marine staff.

Paul Norman, Vice Principal at Wey Valley who organised the training day for students said: “the practical sessions focused on different types of fitness, all applicable for service in the Royal Marines”.

Miss Claridge, Head of PE added: “the students were certainly put through their paces and worked extremely hard on each task they were set. Our students have seen first-hand the dedication and level of fitness required for a career in the Royal Marines”.

The sessions were also linked to other areas of the forces and provided an insight into the levels of fitness that students would need for each area. Students interested in a career in the Marines were also invited to a presentation in the afternoon session.

Miss Claridge was very grateful to the Marines for visiting Wey Valley and commented: “the day has been a great success and I would like to thank the Royal Marine team for visiting Wey Valley.  Fitness and health are key attributes to a good learner – these go hand in hand with our range of curriculum and extra-curriculum opportunities with our new fitness studio and gym as well as our other sporting facilities in school.”