College of West Anglia students take part in annual challenge day

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 July 2018

Uniformed and public services students at the College of West Anglia went head-to-head during an annual challenge day. Photo: Submitted

Uniformed and public services students at the College of West Anglia went head-to-head during an annual challenge day. Photo: Submitted

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Uniformed and public services students at the College of West Anglia (CWA) went head-to-head during an annual challenge day.

Uniformed and public services students at the College of West Anglia went head-to-head during an annual challenge day. Photo: SubmittedUniformed and public services students at the College of West Anglia went head-to-head during an annual challenge day. Photo: Submitted

Students from the Wisbech and King’s Lynn campuses competed during a day of physical trials including a tug of war, gun run and assault course race at the college’s training facility.

Members of the Wisbech fire service hosted the endurance section of the challenge, with teams having to simulate a casualty rescue during a time and distance event.

Representatives of the Royal Air Force Regiment were in attendance, too.

They presented a dismounted close combat infantry trainer (DCCT) in the form of a laser range, which is used by British soldiers to hone their small arms skills on a virtual battlefield simulator.

This year, it was the Wisbech campus second year Level 3 students who took home the challenge day trophy.

Lee Mallott, programme manager, said: “This was an excellent day for learners to compete in a range of gruelling competitions under the eyes of the armed and emergency services.

“All the groups that took part in the various challenges quite clearly gave 100 per cent effort.

“We celebrated not only the day’s events, but achievements from the entire year, including the success of raising over £2,000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.”

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