Barnsley College Public Services and Sports students have been invited to take part in the Royal Marines ‘Look at Life’ course, where they will undertake an intensive week-long training exercise with one of the UK’s elite forces, the Royal Marine Commandos, at their training centre in Devon.

 
What makes this whole experience unique is that for the first time in the Royal Marines recruitment history females have been invited. Fifteen female students from Barnsley College will be the first in the country to undertake the Look at Life course.

Fifteen female students from Barnsley College will be the first in the country to undertake the Look at Life course.

 
The students will partake in a variety of activities including the famous Royal Marine Commandos endurance course, and the challenging bottom field and assault course. They will also learn the basic skills of a Royal Marine Commando, and will eat, sleep and train with potential Royal Marines undergoing basic training under the supervision of some of the Royal Marines’ most experienced instructors.

 
Chloe Fitzsimmons, a Level 3 Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) student, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to follow in my Dad’s footsteps, as he was a Royal Marine Engineer. I’m really proud to be one of the first females to undertake the Royal Marines Look at Life Course and be able to push myself like he did.”

 
Joseph Campbell, Public Services tutor, added: “This is a historic event for both the college and the Royal Marines as they offer the Look at Life course to a group of females for the first time in their history. We are extremely proud that our college and students have been chosen to participate in this historic event. It is a great honour and we look forward to meeting the challenges set out by the Royal Marine Commandos.”

Last updated: 2nd February 2017

Originally posted on: 2nd February 2017

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