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Custom House pupils build teamwork and communication skills with Royal Navy

PUBLISHED: 09:58 01 April 2020 | UPDATED: 09:58 01 April 2020

Royal Docks Academy pupils during one of the Royal Navy teamwork exercises. Picture: Kelly Clark

Royal Docks Academy pupils during one of the Royal Navy teamwork exercises. Picture: Kelly Clark

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Teenagers at a Custom House school had a glimpse at life in the Royal Navy before the coronavirus lockdown.

Year 9 and 10 pupils at Royal Docks Academy tested themselves in challenges set by members of the Royal Navy and learnt about the best food for energy and nutrition.

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They worked together to build a tower in under four minutes and to move from one side of the room to the other using just a couple of tyres to stand on, as well as tasting food from ration packs.

It was part of a national engagement programme raising awareness of the Royal Navy and building communication and teamwork skills in young people.

Simeon Low from the Royal Navy engagement team said: “We talk to them about humanitarian aid and give them an appreciation of what the Navy is and what it does.”


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