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A small group of elite Army prep students from Pembrokeshire College successfully competed at the Public Services National Competition held at Brooklands College recently. Competition was stiff, with 21 colleges competing from all over the UK for this coveted championship. Although the College team didn’t come away with the overall trophy, they did however, win three second places and one third. “Brooklands College students had access to on-site army training facilities, which were also used by surrounding colleges for pre-competition training, coupled with teams having competitor substitutes. So, to put this all into some context, our 6 students were exceptional,” said Lecturer, Andy Desborough. The College team was tasked with taking part in various physical and mental challenges including Drill, Orienteering, Leadership, Archery and Problem Solving. The winning tasks for the team were – Field Craft, Presentation, Tug-of-War and Fitness.
Students Lauren Hawkins, Claire Baker, Calon Price, Jordan Wilkinson, Jordan Smith and James Ager will be completing their Army Preparation course next month, with most going straight into military service. Claire Baker, who was inspired by watching the Kings Troop in Manorbier when she was 14, will be joining the very same unit – Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery and Jordan Wilkinson is already signed up to join the Royal Marines.
Sharron Lusher, College Principal, attended an awards ceremony in recognition of the students achievement and commented, “In preparation for military selection, this task has made you even more focused and determined, you are an asset to the College and will no doubt be an asset to your future regiment.”