SCHOOLCHILDREN across the region swapped lessons for a day of Army activities.
Dragon’s March, held at Bodelwyddan Castle on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, saw youngsters get a taste of Army life.
Major Rick Kalewski, an Army careers adviser from Wrexham, said: “Dragon’s March is a chance for young people to explore the range of careers in the Army.”
The children, mainly aged between 14 and 16, had the opportunity to take a look at all 140 careers on offer in the Army.
Leah Ellis, 14, of Ysgol Bryn Alyn, Gwersyllt, said: “My favourite activity of the day was the tug of war, but I also enjoyed the obstacle course.
“It’s good to have a look at all the different things you can do in the Army and it does make you think about joining.”
The event was open to schools for the first two days, with more than 2,000 pupils attending on each day, and was open to the public on Saturday.
Activities included motorbiking, climbing, paintballing and laser shooting.
Dan Stuart, 15, of Darland High School, Rossett, said: “I want to join the RAF when I’m older so it’s good to be able to have a look at what kind of things you can do in the forces.”