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

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 May 2016

CWA uniformed services competing in the fire service challenge

CWA uniformed services competing in the fire service challenge


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

CWA uniformed services team photoCWA uniformed services team photo

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.

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.

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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