A Day in the Life of an Army Recruit


This week, female students from across the Gold Coast had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of an army recruit. Sixteen young women ventured to the Kokoda Barracks at Canungra where they enjoyed a firsthand taste of defence force life. King's students, Holly Hunt (Year 9) and Montana Ma’aelopa (Year 10), were excited to be part of this unique opportunity. They started the day listening to the stories of women in the defence force and the journeys each had taken. They enjoyed small group conversations with the defence personnel and then participated in a leadership activity in small teams, before being treated to lunch in the officers' mess. After lunch, the group changed into army uniforms and participated in a number of drills and an intensive defence training obstacle course with the defence personnel. Defence Force Recruiting run a number of events like these to help students decide if a career in the defence force is a suitable option for them. In July, Mats Schweizer (Year 10) participated in the boys' day and earlier this year, Lacey Keely and Kari van der Walt (also Year 10) took part in the girls' experience day. 

Students interested in the defence force as a career can find out more during their information sessions and experience days throughout the year. These dates are published in the school careers newsletter and via email to students.