Army takes over school's lessons

Students have been given an insight into Army life after soldiers took over their school.

Saturday, 20th February 2016, 07:45 am
Updated Friday, 19th February 2016, 09:11 am
Pupils from Norham High School spend time with the British Army.

Pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 at Norham High School were given an insight into life with the British Army.

Officials were on hand to perform a number of problem-solving activities at the North Shields school, as well as display rations, weapons and patrols.

A school spokesperson said: “Pupils were able to sample the 24-hour ration packs and understand how a soldier produces a hot meal in minutes. Alongside food sampling, pupils were able to look at some pieces of equipment soldiers are expected to carry during patrol.

“Pupils got an understanding of how to carry weapons on patrol and to be prepared for combat in the event of contact. Pupils were drilled into understanding key words and phrases they have to shout in combat.

“All-in-all, a fantastic day was had by our pupils.”