Students compete in Royal Navy competition
Northbrook MET Uniformed Services students had an inspiring week of training at HMS Collingwood in Fareham, to prepare them for the Junior Leaders Field Gun competition held on 6 July.
With no previous field gun experience, teams compete to build and transport a field gun and limber up and home, along a specialised marked track measuring 85 metres. They stop only to complete specific actions and all with the aim to run home penalty free and with the fastest time.
Neil Cockcroft, Course Leader for Uniformed Services, said, "This was a totally transformational experience for our young learners in terms of development of personal qualities such as courage, commitment, discipline, respect, integrity and loyalty. This competition challenged the individual, built the team and culminated in a huge sense of achievement.
"I would like to personally thank all 26 members of the Northbrook MET crew who conducted themselves impeccably throughout the week. I am extremely proud of taking a team of inexperienced young people and turning them into a crew of field gunners."
The competition featured teams from across the armed services, university technical colleges, FE colleges, a national sea cadet crew and a crew from the Royal Hospital School.