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NSCG students WIN intensive Army Midlands Challenge

Learners from Level 3 Uniformed Protective Services and the Level 1 Foundation programme battled it out and rose to glory winning the Army Midlands Challenge.

The students from Stafford College took part in a range of physical and logistical challenges at Parsons Barracks, Donnington, run by different Army regiments with varying specialisms ranging from engineering, medical and logistics through to military police investigation and infantry.

Organised by the Army Engagement Team, NSCG students competed against five other groups in a range of challenges covering topics including logistics, teamwork, engineering, camouflage and medical tasks and were judged on successful completion, timings, teamwork and how they embraced the spirit of British Military Forces.

Rochelle Mayer, Curriculum Manager for Sport & Public Services at Stafford, said: “This was a great opportunity for two of the College’s programs to work together and share ideas.

“Both groups showed fantastic attitude in tackling the challenges despite a cold start and wet afternoon but in spite of this, they collaborated brilliantly with one another and with learners from other groups.

“The activities allowed our students to take command and practice their leadership skills with people they hadn’t met before whilst also allowing the groups to share different ideas and learn from each other.

“Learning how to work together and support each other allowed both teams to successfully navigate the challenges and meant that the Yellow Team finished the day as the winners of the Army Midlands Challenge!”

Activities throughout the day included, gathering evidence from a military police crime scene which combined military techniques with criminology and investigation skills and using basic first aid training to treat casualties.

There were also tasks promoting teamwork and logistics such as moving and loading resources onto a lorry using cranes as well as a task repositioning artillery ready for use.

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