STUDENTS got a taste of commando life when they were put through their paces at a Royal Marine training session.
Year 11 pupils at Horndean Technology College were made to crawl through mud, run up and down hills and drop for press-ups at the session run by Commando Ricardo Montanari and Corporal Joel Oliver, from the Royal Marine Commando Training Centre, in Devon.
The hour-long session was exactly what Royal Marines do three times a day in their training sessions, and for some students it was a real eye-opener.
Ryan Hancock, 16, of London Road, Cowplain, has already signed up to join The Parachute Regiment of the British Army after finishing his GCSEs in the summer.
He said: ‘It was really hard work, and that’s not even half of what they do every day in the marines.
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