Schools take the Uniformed Public Services challenge! PDF Print Email

Local schools have taken part in the Leadership and Teamwork Challenge day hosted by our Uniformed Public Services students. The fiercely fought competition was won by Thornden School with The Gregg School only one point behind.


The mix of Year 10 and 11 pupils completed 8 activities across the day, collecting team points in the hope of earning a victory trophy to take back to their school.



The more physically demanding tasks were run by the Royal Marines and Army, including their inflatable assault course, but only the bravest tried the "Bridge of Doom" and the "Tower of Terror" in our new look Uniformed Public Services compound.


Hampshire’s Ambulance Service and Fire & Rescue were in attendance, showing off specialist equipment and letting students try their own hand at problem solving in a house-collapse reconstruction.


Our own BTEC students used the day to learn skills in organisation, safety and working with unknown persons (such as providing information & marshalling).


Itchen Sixth Form College offers service courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3. There are no exams - you learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities.


As well as learning about Uniformed Public Services, you can also develop the skills you need to start your career in the uniformed services.

Thursday, 08 November 2012 15:07