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Harpenden lacrosse team show the Royal Marines how it’s done

PUBLISHED: 16:15 19 October 2018

The St George's students before undergoing the Royal Marine endurance course.

The St George's students before undergoing the Royal Marine endurance course.

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Members of a Harpenden lacrosse team have completed a Royal Marine assault course to raise money for charity

The St George's students after undergoing the Royal Marine endurance course.The St George's students after undergoing the Royal Marine endurance course.

Sixteen students and staff from St George’s School took on the Marine Commando Endurance Course in Devon.

The course involves a 5km run over rough terrain and through the ‘Sheep Dip’ - a pipe filled to the brim with water which marines have to swim through.

Two of the girls who took part had just turned 16 - younger than any marine who takes the test as part of their training.

The school’s deputy head Paddy Storrie said: “We are always looking to stretch and challenge our lacrosse squads and build their team ethos.

“It was great to see the girls out on the course. I was very proud when the four Marine divers who fed them through the ‘Sheep Dip’ were talking afterwards about how fearless the girls were compared to most of the participants.”

The course is opened once a year to members of the public to raise money for the Royal Marines Charity and the Devon Air Ambulance.

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