College of West Anglia uniformed services students win big at national competition

CWA uniformed services competing in the fire service challenge

CWA uniformed services competing in the fire service challenge - Credit: Archant

Students at College of West Anglia won five competitions at an annual national uniformed services event.

CWA uniformed services team photo

CWA uniformed services team photo - Credit: Archant

The competition was held at Brooklands College, Surrey, from May 6 to 8 and saw CWA place in more activities than any other team.

In a disaster and emergency scenario, the CWA team found the casualty in one-and-a-half-minutes whereas all other teams took at least 10 minutes.

The group scored 99 per cent for their leadership presentation with the judge asking for a copy of the presentation to show to her students.

In a tug of war, CWA were undefeated in all rounds, while they came first overall in the high ropes challenge and were a minute ahead of the next team in the fire service challenge.


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Andrew Gedge, head of faculty for uniformed and public services, said: “Our students delivered outstandingly and have proven that they are really committed to their course and future careers.”

CWA also placed third in the field cook-off, second in orienteering to the host college and fourth in the fitness testing.

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The Royal Marines said they were highly impressed with the performance of Sasha Setela and Nikita Martinovs.

The students involved in the competition were:

1139 Echo: Sasha Setela and Nikita Martinovs

1139 Foxtrot: Vanessa Wallis, Nick Hayes, Harry Twyman, Ben Swales and Freddie Schunman

1139 Golf: Sam Nelson

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