Friday 27th January 2017
Army Youth Team puts college students through their paces!
Public Services students at John Leggott College were put through their paces today, as the Army Youth Team took them through a series of gruelling obstacle courses designed to build their team working skills and test their resilience!
The day consisted of both classroom and outdoor command and control tasks, which give the students a true insight into the skills developed in the Army. Braving the freezing temperatures, Year 1 and Year 2 students completed a range of drills on the college field including balancing activities, strength training and the daunting prospect of speed-crawling under a large net!
Andrew Fisher, Public Services Teacher at John Leggott College, said “It’s important that an outside provider such as the Army Youth Team can come and work with our students, many of whom are interested in developing careers in the armed forces, fire service or policing. The students are learning real transferable skills and finding out more about what the Army is, and what it takes to be part of it.”
A number of John Leggott College students are also planning to enrol in a week-long residential placement in summer, based at the Army Reserve Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, to get a real insight into life in the Army.
The Public Services BTEC course on offer at John Leggott College gives students the opportunity to learn more about a career in a public service role, and focuses on developing skills in leadership, communication and teamwork. As part of their course, students will also develop a fitness training programme, planning and undertaking expeditions, so the taster session with the Army Youth Team today was an excellent introduction!
If you want to challenge yourself and reach for excellence, apply to study at John Leggott College today – it takes a few minutes to apply online, but is the first step to the rest of your life! www.leggott.ac.uk/apply