Students win new training competition

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STUDENTS from Highbury College’s public services course have won a new army skills competition.

In the first annual Adjutant General’s Corps Multi-Skills Competition, 11 youngsters from the Cosham college took part in a variety of activities, including a one-and-a-half mile run, an assault course and a mock field gun run, on Thorney Island.

Jade Kidd, 19, is studying for a level 3 BTEC Public Service Diploma, and said: ‘This competition has really got everyone working together and it shows that we are all really fit. That’s all down to the training we do twice a week at college.’

The students’ ability to plan and solve problems were 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.

The Adjutant General’s Corps provides the army with military police, military provost guards, and legal services.