Pupils put through their paces for Armed Forces

Carswell School pupils, including Ayaan Vivien – with the green hair – on parade

Carswell School pupils, including Ayaan Vivien – with the green hair – on parade

First published in News

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:

Rape cases rise in Oxfordshire by two-thirds

Oxford Mail: Police line do not cross with police car in background

8:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015

THE NUMBER of rapes across the county has gone up by more than 66 per cent and sex offences have increased by 35 per cent in the last year.

Kyle Byfield murder accused Natasha Capell appears in court

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

11:19am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A BANBURY woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of 23-year-old Kyle Byfield.

Oxford United's out-of-contract players to learn fate in next week

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015

Michael Appleton has promised he will look players in the eye and tell them straight if they are not in his plans for Oxford United next season.

Woman to appear in court today accused of murdering Kyle Byfield

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:50am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A woman from Banbury who has been charged with the murder of 23-year-old Kyle Byfield will appear in Oxford Crown Court today.

Community and political stalwart Val Smith being cared for in hospice

Oxford Mail: Board member for customer services Val Smith

8:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

FORMER Blackbird Leys councillor Val Smith is being cared for in Sobell House Hospice after a long battle with cancer.

Signalling problems between Oxford and Charlbury to last all of Tuesday

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:51am Tuesday 21st April 2015

Signalling problems that caused delays and cancellations between Oxford and Charlbury yesterday are set to last all of today.

Related links

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree