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Army officers visit college
The young people are working to support the use of games to enhance education and training.
The officers met with Principal Di Dale and computing lecturer Bob Willcox as well as other staff and students on Wednesday, February 20, to learn more about some of the work that has already been developed and discuss plans for the future.
They also met with IT and public services students who were using a multi-purpose simulator which tests concept designs produced by students, which can also be used by the army to improve leadership skills.
Mr Willcox said: “The army has provided us with the equipment, software and expertise for the students to whom this would not be otherwise available and it is an excellent example of what can be achieved when learners are given real problems to solve and are encouraged to learn.”
Major Mark Thurley, from the Royal School Artillery, said: “It is great that we are able to be involved Wiltshire College and provide equipment for the students.
“It was great to see them benefitting from the interaction with hardware and software and know that the army is able to help with their learning.
“The British Army and especially the Royal School of Artillery look forward to continuing our relationship with Wiltshire College.”