Wairau Valley School pupils being put through their paces in a series of military inspired activities by three RNZAF Physical Training Instructors (PTIs)
Photo courtesy of Wairau Valley School
27 November 2014
Wairau Valley School pupils had fun being put through their paces in a series of military inspired activities by three Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) at the school this morning.
The activities were in support of the work pupils have been doing to learn about the First World War this term. Twenty three pupils participated in a variety of activities including time-based circuits, group challenges and physical games involving jumping, crawling, climbing and balancing.
RNZAF PTI Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Marcus Speck said the three hour activities session was a fun way to teach children about the military.
“The pupils really enjoyed each of the activities and you could see they were all giving it 100 percent. We love doing school visits and providing a different kind of learning opportunity for kids. It was a great morning and the school was an excellent host,” said LAC Speck.
Wairau Valley School teacher Lisa Hancock said the pupils had been looking forward to the activity session and it was great they could learn directly from Air Force personnel.
“Having the Air Force come to the school was very exciting for the children. This sort of interaction is extremely valuable and we’re lucky to have these opportunities. I know the children learnt a lot from today and I’m sure they will all be telling their parents about it tonight,” said Ms Hancock.
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