WITH a determined face and bright green hair, this youngster was certainly taking yesterday’s Camo Day seriously.
Five-year-old Ayaan Vivien was one of hundreds of children across the county who spent the day dressed in their military best to raise money for Armed Forces charity Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA).
Carswell School in Abingdon and Gateway Primary School, Carterton, held a camouflage day and took part in activities such as assault courses and drills.
Carswell pupil Ayaan said: “We were pretending to be soldiers and it was fun.”
Drill instructor Corporal Mike Monaghan, of 4 Logistic Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, put the youngsters through their paces at the school, which has a high intake of children from Dalton Barracks, to kick-start their school day.
To take part, every pupil made a small donation to SSAFA.
- Our top stories:
8:30am Wednesday 1st July 2015
THE number of young people self-harming in the county has risen by more than 100 in a year.
Drowning confirmed as cause of death of Aown Dogar who was pulled from the Thames near Donnington Bridge
1:34pm Wednesday 1st July 2015
AN INQUEST has been opened this afternoon for 13-year-old Aown Dogar who died last week.
11:05am Wednesday 1st July 2015
A man needed hospital treatment last night after suffering chest and arm injuries at a house in Jericho.
10:58am Wednesday 1st July 2015
SUNBATHERS will need to put on plenty of sun cream in Oxford today as temperatures will hit a maximum of 30 degrees celsius, according to the Met Office.
9:38am Wednesday 1st July 2015
Two cars have been involved in a crash this morning in Marcham near Abingdon.
9:00am Wednesday 1st July 2015
A DRUG dealer has been jailed after he was caught with £29,000 worth of heroin and cocaine.