Royal Marines at Doncaster College
The world famous Royal Marines were at Doncaster College
recently, putting 70 Public Service students through a rigorous
The two members, Marines Mike and Chris, of the visiting Royal
Marine Visibility Team put students from the BTEC Level 2 and Level
3 Public Service courses through their paces.
Students were also able to quiz the Marines about life in the
services, what they do and how rewarding being a Royal Marine can
Ron Shaw, course leader of the Level 3 course at the College
said, "The visit of the Royal Marine Commandos is always of immense
benefit to our learners. It gives them an insight into what they do
followed by some 'light' physical exercise!
"Their staff are always enthusiastic and engage well with the
learners, encourage them and praise them when they have put in the
effort. They attend the College on a regular basis and always speak
well of our learners."
As well as a vigorous training session, students were given a
series of challenging activities to demonstrate the importance of
communication and cooperation. Each task required organisation,
problem solving, discipline and above all teamwork.
Ron said, "The partnership we have with the Royal Marines gives
the learners an incredible opportunity to experience what it may be
like to join what is clearly an excellent uniformed public
The College, as part of the flourishing relationship, have been
invited to take some learners to the Marines' training centre for a
week-long 'look at life' later in the year.