On the 15th April, Coulsdon College Public Services students were treated to a visit from the British Army who came in to College to offer students an insight into their work and put them through their paces in a number of challenging activities.
Students gained first-hand knowledge of the realities of working within the British Army via an informative presentation and then went outside to take part in specific challenges, set up to help them develop problem-solving and team work skills. Activities included students being blindfolded while being directed around obstacles and moving an object without touching it, using only ropes – challenges that needed elements of calmness, logic and teamwork all at the same time!
The Royal Military Police also made an appearance, offering students advice and guidance about joining them, and also assisted with the challenges – giving useful tips about the things students should think about before getting started on an activity.
Student Olivia Marlow commented “As well as counting towards our course, the session also taught us how to become a leader and take charge during activities. It definitely helped build my confidence when it comes to leadership.” Aidan Treacy added, “I worked with people I didn’t know previously, which helped me to develop my leadership and teamwork skills.”
A great morning was had by everyone involved and we look forward to welcoming the army back to Coulsdon College again soon!