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Military Academy students visit Stonehouse Barracks

Published: December 9, 2016

Duchy College Stoke Climsland 16-18 | Adult

Duchy College Military Academy students have spent a day alongside the Royal Marines at the Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth. The students were split into teams alongside other colleges, conducting a round robin of events throughout the day.

They were first given an insight into the job specific roles and career opportunities within the Royal Marines before being involved in the high octane adrenaline induced activities which included a 100ft zip line, trip out in the Royal Marines Offshore Raiding Craft, weapon instruction, physical training and laser quest.

Student Chyna Stone, said: “Throughout the day at Stonehouse my favourite activity was the zip wire. I usually have a fear about heights but the instructors were encouraging and supportive. They asked me over to the edge of the zip wire and eventually persuaded me to ‘jump off’. My aspiration is to join the Police as a Scene of crimes officer.

Fellow Military Academy student, Brandon Baker, said: “The best part of the visit was definitely when we went on the speed boats. The driver made it fun and exciting for the group. Although we were soaking wet everyone still had smiles on their faces. I would love to join the Royal Marines after completing the course here at Duchy.”

Military Academy Lecturer, Mally Malpas, said: “I’m really proud of how well our students did at Stonehouse. They showed a high level of enthusiasm and commitment during some inspirational activities provided by the Royal Marines. It was important for them to push their personal boundaries to achieve fulfilment and accomplish something new.”

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