Witchford Village College students get a work-out with commandos from the Royal Marines

PUBLISHED: 16:02 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:21 08 June 2018

Royal Marines dropped in for a recruitment drive at Witchford Village College

Royal Marines dropped in for a recruitment drive at Witchford Village College

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Students at Witchford Village College got the chance to meet - and find out more - about the UK's elite fighting force….the Royal Marines.

Royal Marines dropped in for a recruitment drive at Witchford Village College Royal Marines dropped in for a recruitment drive at Witchford Village College

“We were lucky to play host to commandos from the Royal Marines,” said a college spokesman.

The marines visited the college to give Year 10 students an insight into a career in the armed forces.

The spokesman said the students initially took part in a presentation giving background information about Navy life and the role of the armed forces.

Following on from this, students were split into groups and engaged in some team building exercises.

Royal Marines dropped in for a recruitment drive at Witchford Village College Royal Marines dropped in for a recruitment drive at Witchford Village College

“Working together, against the clock, the students showed excellent team-work and perseverance under pressure as they successfully completed their leadership tasks,” said the spokesman.

“The punishment of press ups when errors were made was quite an incentive to achieve.”

Finally the students participated in a gruelling physical session.

The spokesman added: “Their physical and mental toughness was commendable and the marines commented on how impressive the group were and how much they enjoyed the day working with them.”

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