Kingston Maurward students completing the Military Preparation course displayed drill skills with military precision at their Passing Out Parade.
Our students were put through a series of exercises in front of friends and families, followed by an inspection by College Principal Clare Davison.
Throughout the course they train for the military selection process through fitness and exercise, teambuilding and confidence training, and are then graded on their performance.
In addition to the formal classroom and regimented fitness programmes, they participate in kayaking, canoeing, climbing and outdoor pursuits, learning disciplines and procedures to prepare them for a career in the military. These skills, along with improved fitness and confidence levels, also prepare them for life.
Kingston Maurward College works closely with the Rifles RST team to ensure students set on a military career are given the correct training in preparation for their future roles.
Course Tutor, Ryan Evans, said “I am very proud of these students – throughout the last eighteen weeks their commitment, confidence and fitness have soared as they’ve trained for selection for the forces. We wish them every success for the future.”
The next eighteen week Military Preparation course starts on 9th February, and from September 2015 the course will be extended to run for the full academic year.