St John's was recently visited by the UK Military School, who put our Year 4 troops through a day of activities to promote teamwork and problem solving.
Building A Shelter
These activities showed us the importance of listening to each other, co-operating and working as a team.
In one activity we had to use a rope to lift a ‘can of Tizer’ clear of a ‘mine field’.
Some of us nearly got ‘blown up’ in the process.
They were very challenging and it took some groups longer than others to work out how to do it.
You could hear the cheers as far as the middle of town when we eventually succeeded.
We learned about how the soldiers survive in places like Afghanistan and were amazed at how much they have to carry in their rucksacks.