CHILDREN at Grove Primary School got a taste of life in the military when they were visited by a team of soldiers from Dalton Barracks in Abingdon.

Children dressed up in camouflage for the school’s third Army Day on Friday, which was organised by parent Sergeant Mark Fowler, who is pictured with six-year-old James Smith.

James said: “I liked it when we had to find the soldier hiding in the trees and I liked the adventure trail.”

The soldiers from the Royal Logistic Corps showed the pupils around some military vehicles and explained how their equipment works.

Headteacher Wendy Grace said: “We have got an increasing number of Army families in the school.

“The children learned a lot about the skills involved in being in the Army.”