Royal Navy visits The Grays School Media Arts College
Date posted: 05-07-2012
THE Grays School Media Arts College played host to a team from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines ‘Fit for Life’ team where they put students through their paces in military style physical fitness sessions. Students in Years 7-11 experienced the gruelling fitness routines that form part of the physical training in the armed forces. The Grays School Media Arts College was the only school in Thurrock to be chosen by the Royal Navy to take part in this programme and the students – something that was appreciated by the students.
Year 10 student Louis Pike said: ‘It’s been a very intense activity, where I had to work really hard. I think it’s beneficial as it maximises my potential. I have really enjoyed it. Amber Hurn said: ‘It was a different type of activity from what we normally do in PE lessons. I found it was challenging ad I would really like to do it again.’ Amber Keeley said: ‘It was a very good experience which has helped me to develop my level of fitness, although I found it hard I really enjoyed it.’ Jake Colllins said: ‘It has been really hard work but I have thoroughly enjoyed it.’
The team was made up of three members of the Royal Navy and a Royal Marine and each one of them has recently experienced active service during tours of duty in conflicts in Afghanistan and Libya. Marine Ramsey Kechacha said: ‘The team was thoroughly impressed with both the effort levels and sheer enthusiasm of all students who took part. The hospitality and welcome extended to us was second to none and the dining room deserves a Michelin star in its own right! We would return in a heartbeat.’
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