Salisbury students learn cyber warfare skills from the Army's best

Salisbury students learn cyber warfare skills from the Army's best

Published by Helen Down at 12:38pm 21st January 2019. (Updated at 12:45pm 21st January 2019)

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Royal Signals soldiers visited South Wiltshire UTC to teach a range of communication skills.

Soldiers from the Army's professional communicators came to the college on Wilton Road to work with them on a range of activities.

The students were given a number of different tasks including code breaking, encryption, decoding, and information analysis.

The college puts on at least one of these types of event each term, which gives students the chance to experience things outside the classroom.

Ahead of the day UTC Principal Joe Mulligan explained how beneficial it was for students. 

"We are delighted the Royal Signals are visiting the school. We have strong links with the military and our students will learn some invaluable skills where they can use their science and maths based learning."


South Wiltshire UTC students
Students learning from Royal Signals soldiers


Speaking to Spire FM at the event on Wednesday January 16 Lance Corporal Millie Gask said:

"The students are engaging really well. We are taking them through what other job roles are in the Royal Signals, and if they are interested there is the opportunity for them to ask any questions".

Year 10 student Vili Leweni said:

"I found it very interesting and I learned a lot. Asked what his favourite task was Vili added: "The hacking one where I had to hack into a website."

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