Students were put through their paces by Royal Navy representatives recently as part of a team-building day.

Young people from Coleg Llandrillo’s Public Services department studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Protective Services were put to the test during two practical sessions consisting of team-building exercises and leadership scenarios with them having to work as a team, regularly discussing and prioritising, in order to successfully complete the challenges.

The Protective Services course explores aspects of the uniformed public services, and prepares students for employment in the armed forces, police, ambulance, fire service, and prison service and other community and emergency service-related organisations.

The visitors to the Rhos-on-Sea campus spoke about the range of operational roles within the Royal Navy, and the career opportunities available.

They delivered two practical sessions consisting of team-building exercises and leadership scenarios, which challenged every learner.

One of the scenarios was a ‘ski walk’, where teams of four students - who were on the same set of skis - had to rely on their individual leaders to use his or her own leadership skills in an attempt to lead the group to victory.

Ian Marshall, Level 3 Protective Services course coordinator, said: “The learners and staff had an excellent day with the Royal Navy team.

“Students were kept entertained with several practical leadership and teamwork scenarios which will transfer to their teamwork and leadership modules. Andy and Edmund provided the students with a realistic view of what the Royal Navy is really about, through real-life stories and very well-constructed presentations.”

One student said: “It was very educational and fun too”, “very interesting and insightful”, “interesting topics”, and “there was a lot to take away from the sessions”.

For more on Public Services courses at Coleg Llandrillo, call 01492 542 338.