12/10/2010 by mcmakarolyn
Adventurous Manchester Creative and Media Academy (Girls) student Zena Mahmood was the only female participant to brave the most difficult route on a climbing wall at the North West Army Careers exhibition.
It was the third annual visit for the Girls’ academy. A group of 20 year 11 students, including Zena, travelled to Altcar Training Camp near Preston on Friday 8th October for the event.
Various activities took place to show school and college leavers about the career and lifestyle opportunities within the Army.
After watching a battle demonstration, students viewed and participated in the wide range of stands available including the Duke of Lancasters Zip Wire, a Challenger II tank and the Royal Fusiliers Paintball range.
Students also interacted with serving soldiers and officers, asking direct questions on their own experiences and how they made their decisions to join the Army.
Meeting The Challenge
PE Teacher Miss McKeown said: “Zena Mahmood was the only girl throughout the whole week to complete the yellow route on the climbing wall. All the girls learnt the basics of camouflage and concealment with a pasting of camouflage cream.
“It was another successful Army trip for year 11, and look out for the Look at Life Residential assembly.”
The 20 students that attended were Paige Firmston, Nicole Humphrey, Zena Mahmood, Waqara Iqbal and Leanne Asprey. Melissa Esho, Charmaine Madden, Chelsea Hill and Shelby Riordian joined them.
The rest of the group were Kiran Khan, Angelina Lai, Natasha Cox, Whitley Davies and Reanne Nelson. Alongside them were Sipho Nyamweda, Aishah Khan, Jade Evans, Kaisha Williams, Laura Thomas and Nykita Roberts.