Bridgwater & Taunton students excel during Army Youth Challenge Week | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Over 80 BTC Uniformed Protective Services students participated in a week-long Army Youth Challenge at Tilshead Army Cadet Camp.

The students took part in numerous personal development activities throughout the week as well as visiting Tidworth Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) barracks where they maintain, repair and manufacture equipment to keep battle winning aircraft, tanks and weapons in fighting shape.

Students had an exclusive tour around the machinery, having the opportunity to go inside the tanks, use the latest tank simulator technology and a virtual reality training suite to practice their target skills.

Charlotte Lazowski, a Level 3 Uniformed Protective Service student, was commended for her communication and leadership qualities. Charlotte received the award for highest achiever at the end of the week.

All students received a certificate crediting them to The Army Challenge Course which was presented by Colonel G. McDade, Commander of the South West region.

Clare Cavill, Head of Sports, Public Services & Hospitality, said,

Students showed outstanding resilience and teamwork throughout the week, especially on the Night Challenge where they had to administer first aid to an injured soldier, relay information and carry them away from a dangerous area in treacherous conditions. The core knowledge, skills and behaviours we teach our students were certainly put into practice. They all stepped out of their comfort zone and rose to the challenge. They should be really proud of themselves.

If you are interested in a career in the Army, RAF, Navy, Police or Fire Service and want to study the Uniformed Protective Services you can find out more by visiting, contacting Information & Advice on 01278 441234 or by coming to one of our events.

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