Published on January 17, 2022

A crucial skill for anyone looking to work in one of the protective services is the ability to communicate tactics and important instructions to your team under quickly evolving and high-pressure situations. So, what better way to test these skills than by taking part in some team-building paintball?

Our 1st year Level 3 Public Service students completed Capture the Flag, Territory Control, and Domination exercises as part of their assessment on their Teamwork, Leadership, and Communication unit. All students had to demonstrate their ability to work as both a team member and a team leader in the context of the work that uniformed protective services carry out. The competitive nature of paintball challenged the students to think clearly and communicate the necessary information to their team.

Georgie Burns, the Deputy Head of Curriculum for Sports, Public Services, Business, and Travel, is very pleased with how the session went. She said: “what an amazing opportunity for our Level 3 Public Service students, developing the vital skills that they need for the services. It was great to see them coming together and working as a team.”

We’re pretty sure our students agree with Georgie! Here’s what some of them had to say about the experience:

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