Students Prove They Are Up To The Challenge

Thu, 2000-11-02 00:00

A group of brave college students got to spend an exciting day taking part in a range of gruelling team building activities and facing an army assault course.

The 15 first year students, on a Uniformed Public Services course at East Durham College, in Peterlee, spent the day being put through their paces with an Army Recruitment Team at Marne Barracks in Catterick, North Yorkshire.

Gill Draper, a Lecturer in Uniformed Public Services at the College, arranged the trip so her students could get the experience of taking on a challenging army assault course and then complete a number of command tasks.

“The command tasks are designed to get the students working together as teams, helping them to develop their thinking, reasoning and analytical skills. The group had a great day and particularly enjoyed getting very wet and muddy completing the assault course,” explained Gill.

Student Natalie Willis, aged 16, from Seaham, added: “We had a mint day. It was very wet, cold and muddy going over the assault course but it was a real laugh.”