A team of six students studying on Uniformed Services courses at TyneMet College have again claimed 1st place at the Inter-College Team Building Challenge held at Kirkley Hall in Northumberland on 14th May 2014.

Team work and determination shown by the students secured their victory over the nine other teams that took part in the highly contested competition, described as the toughest in the last six years.

Tasks on the day included; climbing and navigating the high ropes course, negotiation of a spider’s web, manipulation of a giant catapult and an obstacle course.

Using the team building skills that they learned on their Uniformed Services course the team excelled at working together to complete the tasks.

The first place team members were; Jack Lillico, 16, from North Shields,  Jethro Pearson, 18, from North Shields, Preston Morilee, 18, from High Heaton, Jordanne Mcmullen, 16, from High Heaton, Matthew Thompson, 17, from Wallsend and Shane Williamson, 17, from Wallsend.

Carl Penaluna, Uniformed Services Teacher, TyneMet College, said:

"This is the fifth time that TyneMet College has taken part in this Challenge, for the last two years we have been awarded 1st and 2nd places.

“It was good to hear other Colleges say that the Teams from TyneMet are always formidable competitors and that their aim each year is to try and take the top spot away from us.

“The six students were very professional in their conduct and I am delighted that they were able to continue being the strongest team in the competition. I was really pleased to see them put into practice some of the skills that they have learned on their course.”

To find out more about Uniformed Services courses at TyneMet College, contact one of our Student Advisors on 0191 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit www.tynemet.ac.uk/uniformed