Students are put through their paces at Carver Barracks training day

PUBLISHED: 16:39 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:23 27 June 2017

Youngsters at the training day at Carver Barracks. Picture: Saffron Photo

Youngsters at the training day at Carver Barracks. Picture: Saffron Photo

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Carver Barracks played host to an enthusiastic team of students earlier this month, giving them a taste of what life is like on the front line.

Youngsters at the training day at Carver Barracks. Picture: Saffron PhotoYoungsters at the training day at Carver Barracks. Picture: Saffron Photo

The 33 Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) put on a series of punishing challenges to test the youngsters’ teamwork, fitness, discipline and leadership skills, with an array of tasks including bomb disposal, field cooking, and vehicle recovery.

The 200 students visited the site from the Uniformed and Public Services faculty at Cambridge Regional College, and were formed into nine teams with ten different challenges set.

An emergency casualty evacuation, fire drill and session on riot control were also on the list of tasks.

Lecturer Stuart Clarke, who organised the day, said: “It was a fantastic experience for the students and we are very grateful for all the amazing support we received from Major Shepperson and the 33 EOD Regiment.”

Youngsters at the training day at Carver Barracks. Picture: Saffron PhotoYoungsters at the training day at Carver Barracks. Picture: Saffron Photo

He added: “It was a big test of all the skills and knowledge they had learned over the past year.”

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