‘Year 12s get behind the wire’ by Rosalind Coombe
12 Students of the 6th Form have recently completed an educational course run by the MOD.
The Year 12s volunteered to be the pilot group in a scheme to help link our community and they got the rare opportunity to get within that imposing fence of the new site.
Several staff from within the centre ran a 2 hour session every Wednesday for 6 weeks about skills ranging from interview techniques and de-stressing methods to testing out the Army Comms’ Units and playing dress-up with their Army vests and helmets.
After braving security and tackling the pedestrian turn-style (more of a feat that one might imagine!), the first week of the course began with biscuits and squash and ended with a tour of the camp, visiting the officers’ mess and the conference centre.
The students really enjoyed the course, and would all highly recommend it to others within their year-group, to whom the course will be open to again in the New Year.
Hayley Osbourne commented that she had a “really lovely time, whilst learning some new and interesting skills interactively, with lovely people who really took care and attention to making sure everyone had fun.”