Weston teens transform into marines for a day

PUBLISHED: 13:00 29 September 2013

Weston College students win naval cup challenge.

Weston College students win naval cup challenge.

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WESTON College teens were named the best in the South West during a Royal Marines training day.

Students took part in a tug-of-war, deck hockey on a naval ship, a six-mile navigation, a cross country challenge and mock grenade throwing.

Sponsored by the Royal Marines, 15 public service students battled eight colleges at the HMS Raleigh Piers Cellars Training Centre in Cornwall for two days to win the coveted Naval Careers Service Challenge Cup.

Senior public services lecturer Dave Beresford said: “The level two and three students were all under the age of 18 and really pulled together as a team.

“The assault course saw students fighting their way up 60-degree inclines and crossing a flooded harbour.

“Weston College achieved fantastic results against well-motivated adversaries to win the competition out right. They did brilliantly.”

Public services is a course for those interested in joining the police, fire or ambulance service, as well as the army, Royal Navy, RAF and Royal Marines.

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