Risedale pupils tests their team-building skills with the Army

Year 11 pupils from Risedale School took part in a day of team-building exercises with the Army on Monday.

The day began with a careers briefing about the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, followed by hands-on STEM activities such as building catapults.

The pupils then took part in team-building tasks which tested their communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills as they navigated a simulated warzone, with their final mission to conquer a gruelling assault course.

The pupils were led by soldiers from the Marne Barracks Outreach Team.

The day was the culmination of an Army work experience placement undertaken by the pupils in July last year.

Logan Fegan, who has now successfully passed the Army selection process and will begin his training at the Harrogate Army Foundation College in September,  said: “I found the Army work experience last year to be really helpful and enjoyable.

“It helped me to decide what I want to do in the future.”

Rochanne Hardstaff, Risedale’s SEND administrator, who accompanied the pupils, said she was very proud of the pupils performance and engagement with the Outreach Team.