Pupils get to grips with military challenge

Team building exercies with the Army at Thurston Community College, as part of their Work Related Training.
Team building exercies with the Army at Thurston Community College, as part of their Work Related Training.
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STUDENTS at Thurston Community College had a taste of Army life this week as part of five days of work-related learning.

On Tuesday, the Army Careers, Air Training Corps and Muntons PLC provided a range of activities for 360 14 and 15-year-olds.

Team building exercies with the Army at Thurston Community College, as part of their Work Related Training.

Team building exercies with the Army at Thurston Community College, as part of their Work Related Training.

There was raft building, an assault course, a gun run and field craft exercises for students on the school field while Muntons had pupils making muffins and cereal bars using the ingredients the malting firm processes at its Stowmarket plant.

Students wil be selling their products at the school’s end of year fete on Friday.

On Wednesday, different companies went into school while yesterday young people were shown how to prepare for interviews and complete application forms.

Today, West Suffolk College and Suffolk New College were giving students a taster of the subjects they offer.

Team building exercies with the Army at Thurston Community College, as part of their Work Related Training.

Team building exercies with the Army at Thurston Community College, as part of their Work Related Training.

Caren Falconer, careers co-ordinator, said: “Employability skills are key and there are lots of options for young people which are not necessarily university and it’s important that they prepare.”

Mrs Falconer said that local employers had been extreme;ly supportive of the school.

Team building exercies with the Army at Thurston Community College, as part of their Work Related Training.

Team building exercies with the Army at Thurston Community College, as part of their Work Related Training.