A 45-strong team of students achieved top honours at this year’s Royal Navy Challenge Cup, overcoming tough competition to win the Pier Cellars Trophy.

Public Services students from Truro and Penwith College participated in a series of mental and physical challenges over two days against other colleges to win the top prize.

The activities included an assault course, a timed six mile navigation exercise, a tug of war competition, a grenade throw challengea team memory game and a series of team building tasks.

Keith Gale, Public Services lecturer at the college, said: “All who attended felt that the positive experience provided by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines really gelled them together and has set them up for a really good year.”