‘Man O’War summer camp will help pupils’ physical, mental alertness’
Against the regular summer classes offered during the long holiday in most Nigerian schools, Greensprings School has decided to introduce “Man O’ War Summer camp,” for children.
Head of Admission, Mrs. Oluranti Bankole said engaging pupils in healthy physical and mental activities would be of immense benefits to them, adding that aside from the paramilitary-themed activities, the children would also take part in leadership training, and sporting activities, including swimming and indoor games.
The camp, which is named G-Camp, is designed for children between the ages of nine and 18, and it is open to students from all schools across the country.
While in G-Camp, Bankole said children would undergo numerous Man O’ War trainings such as obstacle course, assault ground, leopard crawl, muddy mayhem, get a grip, warrior dash and tug of war, among others. She added: “As we have known, Man O’ War is a regimental organisation that is saddled with the responsibility of developing patriotism, self-reliance, and self-discipline in Nigerian citizens.
“For this reason, as a school that is child-centred, we believe young children in their formative years can learn a lot from the practices of the organisation. We are confident that by participating in G-Camp, children would be able to develop themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally – and be able to face challenges of life.”
The school’s Head of Corporate Strategy, Mr. Uche Ogbu said the initiative would help children to develop endurance, selflessness, grit, and team spirit. “The G-Camp runs in weekly batches, and it is still ongoing. At the end of each batch, participants take part in a passing out parade and are awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the Camp Commandant,” he said.