Wednesday 10th June 2015, 19 students from across years 9-12 attended Lachford Barracks. These barracks have been closed to the public for a number of years due to security breaches, but we were fortunate enough to get a tour of the facilities.
The students who attended have a clear desire to explore the Defence Force and were familised with how the Army works in their career of choice. We were greeted by Privates, Corporals and Majors who spoke to the students one on one in regards to what it means to be in the Army and what training and education were required. A clear message to everyone was that education is important and even when you become a soldier you are still required to learn and complete various courses throughout your career.
Some of the activities we did were trout fishing (we were sure there were none in the water), exploring PT (Personal Training), touring the Sports Department, Triaging patients and undertaking a tour of the combat facility. The Army supplied us with a hot lunch which they called rations (yummmmy!!). Towards the end of the day we went down to the South Barracks and again were give the opportunity to go through the Museum. All in all it was a great day and the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves.