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Learners experience the naval way of life

24th October 2011 <b>Learners</b> experience the naval way of life

Thirty one Public Uniformed Services Level 2 students have the opportunity to visit the naval shore base HMS Caldeonia in Rosyth, Fife this week.

The students will visit the base from the 25th to 27th October on a navy funded trip which includes living on the base for the duration of the visit. The students will have to dress as military trainees and undertake various activities including naval fitness tests, swimming tests, learning to march and team building activities. As part of the visit they will also have a submarine or ship visit to sample life in the Royal Navy and have a go on the armoury ranges.

This is a rare opportunity for the students only provided by the navy every three years and Calderdale College has been fortunate to be able to offer this visit to its learners. The trip has been fully funded by the navy and the keen students have given up their half term holiday to visit the base.

The Public Uniformed Services course is designed to prepare students for a career within a Uniformed Public Service Organisation and as part of the course visits are organised to give students experience of working within the various types of public service organisations.

HMS Caledonia naval shore base provides support services to both the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defense in the East of Scotland and supports personnel operating on Royal Naval vessels from HM Naval Base Clyde.

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