Students Learn About Kim's Game

A group of Uniformed Public Services students today learnt all about the essential and important skills of memory and observation.

The 18 first year Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma students got to spend the afternoon with Sergeant Andrew Brown, an Army Careers Advisor for Teesside and Country Durham, learning about and taking part in the Kim’s Memory Test.

Sgt Brown, who as over 21 years service with the Army and the Royal Logistics Corps, and recently serviced in Afghanistan, helped the students learn about the importance of memory and observation and showed them ways to help improve these vital skills.

“Kim’s Game is a tried and test technique used in the armed forces and intelligence services. The game develops a person's capacity to observe and remember details.

“As you can imagine it’s important in the armed services that you can retain observed information in your head despite the passage of time and what could be major distractions and trauma before you can report back the intel,” explained Sgt Brown.

Gill Draper, Lecturer in Uniformed Public Services, added: “Any role in the uniformed public services will require elements of observing, identifying, recalling, reporting - so these really are essential skills the students must hone to be successful in any uniformed services career.”