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Budding Kingston Maurward soldiers on the march
STUDENTS completing an army preparation course at Kingston Maurward showed off their new skills to family and friends.
The 23 budding soldiers were put through a series of military exercises at a drill after completing their fourteenth week on the course.
They were then interviewed individually by Colour Sergeant Turner of The Rifles.
Course tutor Emma Walsh said: “The course helps prepare these dedicated young people to embark on a career in the forces, giving them a solid grounding in fitness and self discipline whilst giving them an insight into life in the military.
“I am incredibly proud of my students’ progress – their fitness levels and confidence have grown significantly throughout the course – we wish them every success for the future.”
Throughout the full-time course students train for the military interview 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 take part in kayaking, canoeing, climbing and outdoor pursuits.
The college works closely with the Army Development Selection Centre to ensure students set on a military career are given the correct training in preparation for their future roles.
For more information about army preparation courses visit kmc.ac.uk or call 01305 215215.