Students experience life in the Armed Forces - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Students from Bridgwater & Taunton College, Public Services and Military Preparation spent a week at Tilshead Camp courtesy of the British Army Employability team on a Look at Life course.

The object of the exercise was to introduce students at both the Bridgwater and Taunton campuses to life in the Armed Forces. The activities undertaken included leadership and teamwork tasks, military skills including cooking and living in the field, patrolling, section attacks, stalking and Physical Training.

Day 4 saw the course travelling to visit Larkhill Gun Park to engage with soldiers from the Royal Artillery to expand their knowledge and look at the kit used.

The students returned to camp for a presentation from the Royal Logistics Corp who then along with the Army’s Outreach team who represent various regiments and cap badges spoke to the students individually about possible career pathways.

As a result of this week away students have worked hard to achieve over 40 hours of work experience and enrichment activities, they have also produced evidence for specific units on their course.

The final morning saw all the students receiving certificates confirming their achievements and participation. Most improved student went to Owen Seaford from Bridgwater & Taunton College.

It was a fantastic opportunity for the students, giving them a clear insight into Life in the Army.

Josh Fludder, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services Student said;

The course has changed my mind about what I am going to do in the future. It was a brilliant experience which gave me a good idea of what life in the army is like.  I enjoyed doing all of the physical fitness and the night exercise. I think that the course was definitely worth doing.

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