STUDENTS from Ashcott Primary School stepped out of their comfort zone and faced their fears during a school trip to an activity centre.

Pupils from Years 5 and 6 went on two days visits to Mill-on-the-Brue Outdoor Activity Centre last week and took part in a range of activities to challenge them physically, encourage team work and to boost their self-confidence to reach new heights.

The students conquered a variety of challenges from climbing walls to zip wires and Richard Briar, headteacher of Ashcott Primary School, said some of the pupils even conquered their fears during the trips.

He said: "Several of the children said that their favourite activity was the assault course because, for many, this was the first time they had had a go at something like that.

"The children also enjoyed the ‘zip wire’, which descends across the valley.

"Many children conquered their fears – having a go on the climbing wall or crate stack, helping to overcome their fear of heights.

The children really challenged themselves in so many ways and were determined to have a go at all of the activities, despite the sometimes wet weather.

"The outdoor visit was something completely new for most of the children - one that I am sure they will remember for some time.

"The staff who accompanied the children were all very proud of them for their excellent attitude and bravery – well done."