Year 12 students visit The Corsham MOD

‘Year 12s get behind the wire’ by Rosalind Coombe

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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.”