Hitchin schoolchildren learn warrior skills

Ultm8 Warrior's Dan Scott leads a charge around the assault course

Ultm8 Warrior's Dan Scott leads a charge around the assault course - Credit: Archant

Primary school children swapped books and pens to learn warrior skills.

About 150 children from St Andrews Primary School in Hitchin had an hour session with members from Ultim8, a group which teaches pupils aged between five-15 different forms of physical exercise.

The event took place on Friday at the Benslow Lane school playing field .

Pupils from Years 1 to Year 5 took part in Zulu spear throwing, Roman shield games and a obstacle course challenge.

Ultim8 was started up by Hitchin resident Daniel Scott after he left Bournemouth University last year, where he studied sport coaching and psychology. He said: “It was a great event and the children all managed to get around the course.

“It is a great way to increase participation and learn new skills from a young age.”

St Andrews Primary School assistant headteacher, Amanda Tait, said: “All the children were highly motivated and inspired by the wide range of activities.

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“It was a fantastic experience and they all absolutely loved it. The children were all totally involved in the physical and mental challenges.”

All the students who took part were presented with an Ultim8 warrior medal for their efforts.