Uniformed Services students prepare for their future career by braving the elements in Scottish National Park

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Glenshee, near Braemar in the Cairngorm National Park, Scotland was host to a group of Uniformed Public Services students from The Bournemouth & Poole College who visited as part of their course. The organised trip saw 8 students brave hostile and challenging environments in order to enhance and develop key skills for working in Uniformed Services.

The week-long, physically demanding trip focussed on developing moral and physical courage, teamwork, leadership, resilience, grit and self-discipline.

Jamie Horswell (a BTEC Level 3 Year 1 student) said “The trip was a great experience. I learnt so much about myself and working with others. Skiing and getting to see the National Park were fantastic too!”

Steve Perry, Learning Manager for Uniformed Public Services said “These trips are incredibly important for developing our students’ capabilities. We specifically choose challenging trips as they reflect real working environments and assist the students to work under pressure in order to develop grit and resilience. They are encouraged to work together to find solutions to problems.”