Uniformed Public Services students from Eccles Sixth Form College get a taste of army life

17 February 2020

Last week a group of Uniformed Public Services students from Eccles Sixth Form College attended Swynnerton Army Training Camp and experienced life as a member of the British Army.


Braving the snow and awful weather conditions, students were tasked with a range of activities to prepare them for what the army entails.

Uniformed Public Services students braving the snow

The students took part in a whole host of activities throughout the week. Some of these were:

  • Cooking in the field
  • Drill
  • Marching
  • Shelter building
  • Patrolling
  • Virtual firing range shooting
  • Camouflage and evasion
  • Casualty evacuation
  • Assault Course

As well as learning new skills out in the field, they were also tasked with learning skills based around discipline. Every night the students would have to polish their boots, take part in room inspections, alongside many other things.

This residential trip is one of the many trips offered as part of the Uniformed Services programme. On the course students are able to study a wide range of topics, such as leadership, team development, physical preparation, exercise and fitness, outdoor adventurous activities, police powers, and public services employment.

If you are interested in finding more about the trips and visits our Uniformed Public Services students go on, then come to our open event at Eccles Sixth Form College on Thursday 12th March. Click here to register your attendance.

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