A day in the life of a marine for students from the College of West Anglia in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 09:58 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:58 22 February 2018

The Meet the Marines day took place at Cambridge army barracks.

The Meet the Marines day took place at Cambridge army barracks.

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Students were put through their paces at an army barracks to get a taste of what life is like in the marines.

The Meet the Marines day took place at Cambridge army barracks. The Meet the Marines day took place at Cambridge army barracks.

Young people from the College of West Anglia have recently been involved in a ‘meet the marines’ challenge.

The uniformed services students attended the day at the Cambridge army barracks and after a warm-up session, the learners were put through their paces.

They took part in physical and endurance activates such as scaling a 40ft wall and competing in a rowing race.

The marines then demonstrated a range of different weapons, explaining the specific tactical benefits to each one and the workshop concluded with a Marine combat display.

The Meet the Marines day took place at Cambridge army barracks. The Meet the Marines day took place at Cambridge army barracks.

Uniformed services progress support coach Tracy Spearing said: “Our students were definitely worn out! They worked really hard on each activity, and the Marines were great in giving support to those who needed it.

“At the end of the day, our students were asked if they would consider signing up to the marines and they all put their hands up; so it was great to see the positive impact that the day had”.

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