College team in army corps win

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STUDENTS from Highbury College’s public services course beat seven other teams to win the first annual Adjutant General’s Corps multi-skills competition.

The competition run by the British Army’s corps – responsible for many of its administrative services including the Royal Military Police – took place on Thorney Island, giving students a taster of duties within the corps.

The 11 BTEC public service diploma students from Highbury took part in several activities, including a one and a half mile run, an assault course and a mock field gun run.

Jade Kidd, 19, said: ‘This competition today has really got everyone working together and it shows that we are all really fit.’

The students’ ability to plan and solve problems was also tested as they had to create a plan to welcome home veterans from Afghanistan with a £200,000 budget, and solve a CSI-like crime scene created by military police.

Craig Dunstone, 18, said: ‘It is not only a personal achievement it’s also a team achievement.

‘It makes me feel proud to be a student at Highbury.’