Triathlon with a difference

Triathlon with a difference

Pupils from a Gloucester primary school had heaps of fun in the great outdoors when they teamed up with learners from a nearby college to complete a team-building triathlon.

Hartpury Primary pupils were supported by BTec level 3 outdoor adventure students from Hartpury College for orienteering and then building shelters and rafts at Mallards Pike, in the Forest of Dean.

Pupils were provided with their own maps, a plan of the day and other resources.

The college learners arranged transport and refreshments for the school and carried out a risk assessment for the day.

Eight-year-old Scarlet Carter declared the whole day “awesome” while Felicity Adey, 7, said: “I enjoyed the raft building. It was very risky [pretending] to fall in and that’s really fun.”

Maths and science, as well as team building skills, were incorporated into the activities.

Pic: Hartpury Primary School pupils take part in the outdoor triathlon. From left: Hannah Raynes, 7, Mia Roche 7, Chloe Hyett 7, Zoe Wright 7 and Lucy Sullivan 8