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Bridport youngsters tackle outdoor activities
Adventurous youngsters from Bridport Primary School put themselves to the test when they tackled outdoor activities.
The Year 6 pupils tried their hand at rock climbing, orienteering, kayaking and team challenges at the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre.
The rock climbing group practised inside before going to a wall outside.
Ellie Grieg said: “The seven-metre tall climbing tower was terrifying from only half way up.”
The team challenge involved different activities when children had to work together, such as crossing a crocodile-infested swamp and playing games.
Jasmine Powell said that the girls beat the boys in both games when her team did the team challenges.
Ben Corry added: “It took us 55 minutes to do the ancient Egyptian box challenge, but we did it in the end.”
Pupils had to use a map to find different items around the centre in the orienteering challenge.
Ted Anderson said that his group found it quite tricky.
“Lots of us got to go in the tunnels as part of our activities.
“Some of them were tiny and they had lots of twists and turns.
“Even some of our teachers had a go.”
Eve Dunn said that she was scared at first but made it after some encouragement from staff, including Izy Forsey.
In kayaking, challenges including trying to stand up and sing Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes without falling in.
Eve said: “We also had lots of fun splashing each other.
“Josh Craven particularly enjoyed splashing his teacher.”
Natalya Howard was among those who took part in the kayaking.
She said: “Kayaking was my favourite activity.
“It was great fun but I kept falling out.
“I soon got the hang of it.”
Ryan Harvey added: “WOEC was really fun and I wish I could go back there.”