Young technicians have been doing their bit for the community by completing a number of projects.
Air Engineering Technicians from HMS Sultan’s Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School have been visiting schools to help clear rubbish and paint equipment.
At Brockhurst Junior and Infant schools, in Gosport, the trainees helped bring the schools closer together.
The sailors cleared overgrown vegetation, removed sheds and gave rails and doors fresh coats of paint.
Leading Air Engineering Technician instructor David Taylor supervised the trainees throughout.
He says: ‘I think it’s a really good eye-opener for the trainees involved that their job isn’t just about fixing aircraft, but that they can get involved in helping out with local projects.
‘It also gives the trainees time away from the classroom and brings some extra variety to what they’re doing.
‘For certain tasks we’ve been able to group them up and ask individuals within the groups to take charge.’
AET Kieran Wilson, 19, was one of several sailors involved with clearing a children’s trail which had become overgrown.
He says: ‘I was surprised to get asked to do this but I don’t mind. It’s nice to help out, especially in a school where everything is for the kids.’
The group also helped out at Rowner Junior School.