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Students earn top spot at team building challenge

The six TyneMet students who claimed first place at the Inter-College Team Building Challenge.

The six TyneMet students who claimed first place at the Inter-College Team Building Challenge.

A team of students are celebrating after claiming top prize in a team building challenge.

The group of six from TyneMet College, all studying on uniformed services courses, took the top spot at the Inter-College Team Building Challenge held at Kirkley Hall in Northumberland.

Described as the toughest competition in the last six years, the students showed team work and determination to beat the other nine teams.

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.

The team members were Jack Lillico, 16, Jethro Pearson, 18, Preston Morilee, 18, Jordanne McMullen, 16, Matthew Thompson, 17, and Shane Williamson, 17.

Carl Penaluna, uniformed services teacher at 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 first and second 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.”

 

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