WEY VALLEY STUDENTS FIND OUT IF THEY’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES

WEY VALLEY STUDENTS FIND OUT IF THEY’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES

Year 7 students at Wey Valley School have had a chance to find out if they’ve ‘got what it takes’ as part of a team-building exercise organised by their PE teacher and run by the Royal Marines.
 
Teams of up to 10 students each constructed a stretcher out of rope, on which one member of the team was then carried from one end of the sports hall to the other.
 
Bradley Stoddart in Year 7 said: “We had a fantastic time with the Marines - lots of teams working together, taking part in carrying students on the stretcher they’d built.”
 
PE teacher, Marie Claridge, said: “Teamwork plays a key role in PE and sport and it was great for the students to have the opportunity to experience a slightly different activity with the support of the Marines.
 

“There was a great teamwork ethic amongst the groups, and a definite competitive edge to their activities.”

At the end of the session the Green Berets held a question and answer session for the students who had taken part.
 

Connor Henderson, Year 7, said: “It was interesting to find out about their careers and teamwork in the Marines, and they were really helpful throughout the practical session.”

Marie Claridge said: “The Marines are the UK’s elite fighting force, and they claim that no matter what the challenge, their combat, comms and intelligence professionals have the skills and training to operate wherever they’re needed. 
 

“They put it down to their state of mind - acquired through the longest and toughest initial training programme of any NATO force, apparently - so we were confident

they’d have positive lessons to share with our students.”