Lincoln pupils learn new skills with armed forces ‘training’

Pupils from a primary school near Lincoln were put to the test by soldiers as part of a special activity day.

Washing borough Academy invited a team of soldiers from The Royal Anglian Regiment to demonstrate their training.

The team of seven men from the 2nd Battalion, nicknamed the Poachers, led by Lt Jack Gordon, organised a number of activities for the pupils to learn new skills:

Activities included No Man’s Land (indoor obstacle course navigated in teams), Night Raid (using night vision aids and military style walkie talkie radios, the students guided their teams to an objective) and the Kit Stand to compare WW1 soldiers’ kit and current soldiers’ kit.





The tests encouraged team work, problem solving and add to lessons surrounding the anniversary of the Great War.

According to organiser and teacher Michelle Austin, the children enjoyed meeting the soldiers and taking part in the activities.

Lt Gordon said: “It’s a real pleasure to spend time in the school, give the children a new experience and help pass on some of our skills.

“We always welcome the opportunity to engage with the community and the pupils at Washingborough have been great.”