Sidmouth students tackle Army challenge
Sidmouth College teenagers take part in a Sixth Form Army Challenge at HMS Raleigh.
NINE Sidmouth College teenagers took part in a Sixth Form Army Challenge at HMS Raleigh.
The students competed against teams from 24 other schools and colleges from across Devon and Cornwall in the competition last month, writes Charlie Lister.
The annual event is organised and endorsed by the Royal Armed Forces.
The emphasis of the day was on co-operation and teamwork.
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Sidmouth College acting principal, Julie Capewell, said: “To do well, individuals must ‘gel’ as a team, working together to become an efficient unit, whether undertaking either the physical or mental challenges they faced on the day.”
Challenges students faced included setting up a signal station, a laser combat experience, obstacle course and log carry, dismantling, carrying and setting up artillery equipment and escaping through a fence against the clock.
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The event culminated with a tug-of-war competition.
Mrs Capewell added: “Although our team were not the overall winners, completion certificates were awarded to each team member and a great experience was had by all involved.”