Nurses Team Building Day at 251 (Sunderland) Medical Squadron
251 (Sunderland) Medical Squadron held a team-building day for Sunderland University student nurses on 7 September, at Dykelands Road ARC.
The day started at 0945 hours on what promised to be a cold and miserable summer’s day; however, no one was going to let the weather put a dampener on the event and so began the day’s activities.
251 provided three medical orientated command tasks, a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attack stand, vehicle extraction, a .22 range and a medical treatment facility, all set up around the Army Reserve Centre and, very importantly, a field kitchen to provide a hot meal and a hot drink for lunch.
The final event, a team event, consisted of an inflatable assault course, a cam net, lots of washing up liquid and some very wet but very happy students.
The day ended with a small social evening, when the students were given a short brief on the financial benefits of joining the Army Reserves as well as the benefits of joining the Regular Army Medical Services, followed by a curry buffet and a chance to talk to Reserves about their experiences in the Army Reserves. All in all an exhausting but very rewarding day.