Tuesday 17th March 2009 by C. Freeman
Two Year 9 tutor groups used team tactics and initiative on a recent paintballing trip, the first tutor trip for 9B. They and members of 9T signed up for the muddy battle, which took place at Skirmish near Rushden. The groups were merged into two teams, equipped with overalls and paintball guns and given instructions to fight each other for territory, flags and glory.
A total of 28 students and four teachers; Mr Browne, Mr Daniels, Miss Hibberd and Mrs Jones took part in the four-hour clash. Ben Middleton of 9B said: 'It was really fun because we all got stuck in, everyone really got involved.' Jordan Byrne added; 'The objective of most of the games was to capture the flag and go to the enemy base. I got shot by the whole other team and I've got bruises everywhere!'
Niamh Bailey was one of the few girls to take part. She said: 'I hadn't done paintballing before so I didn't know what to expect but I enjoyed it and would do it again.' Niamh singlehandedly engineered a victory for her team by running across a bridge to the enemy camp and stealing their flag. Mr Browne, who organised the trip with Mrs Jones, said: 'It was a brilliant day out and the students behaved impeccably.'