Uniformed Services Host Schools Competition

Uniformed Services, Law & Criminology

Itchen Sixth Form College’s Uniformed Services Academy welcomed nine schools into college as part of their annual Schools Competition on Thursday 8 December.

Pupils from St Anne’s Catholic School, Cantell School, Crestwood College, Woodlands Community College, The Gregg School, King Edward VI School, The Sholing Technology College, Chamberlayne College for the Arts, and Wildern Secondary School, all took part in a day filled with teambuilding activities related to the uniformed services.

Divided into ten teams, they were escorted to various stations around college manned by both Uniformed Services students and industry professionals, where they enjoyed a variety of fun-filled tasks. The tasks included:

The tasks involved elements of teamwork, as well as problem solving, communication and leadership, all key skills needed to work in the uniformed services.

The schools collected points throughout the day with a tiebreaker being an eight minute beep test. Wildern Secondary School came out on top, taking home the trophy, with last year’s winners King Edward VI School second and Crestwood College third.

The day was an excellent opportunity for both our local schools and schools slightly further out to come and have an enjoyable day packed full of activities, build relationships with each other and sample Itchen’s friendly, warm atmosphere.

Governor Colin Whitfield praised both the pupils taking part and Itchen’s Uniformed Services students for the day being a success, as well as giving some good advice: choose a career you enjoy.

We look forward to hosting the day again next year, as well as potentially seeing some of these students studying with us on our Uniformed Services course in the future.