Students from Newquay Tretherras ‘Pass Out’ at Newquay Community Fire station on 22nd of April.
Held in front of family and friends, local councillors and school representatives, the Tretherras students showcased firefighting techniques, learned during the Phoenix Project.
The ‘Passing Out Parade’ marked the group’s completion of the 5 day training, which aims to teach students communication, teamwork, confidence and community skills.
The ten students from Newquay Tretherras, engaged in 30 hours of learning based around fire service activities, gaining a First Aid qualification that covers CPR and the use of a Defibrillator. All students received a certificate and a ‘Cap’ in recognition of their hard work.
Newquay Mayor, Cllr David Sleeman, presented the students with their awards.
Cllr David Sleeman commented, “This course gives students a fantastic opportunity to think about what they want from life away from the classroom. I hope they take away with them the skills that they have learnt on the Phoenix Project to give themselves a great start in what every they want to achieve.’
Year 9 student, Harrison James was awarded the ‘Black Cap’ as the Most Standout recruit amongst this peers.
Mr Tony McGuire, Phoenix Lead Instructor commented, “The Tretherras students have been fantastic, they have worked hard, learnt to listen and took on board all we have had to teach them. I look forward to seeing them in the future.”
The Tretherras students will return to the Phoenix Project periodically to take part in further exercises such as cutting up a car.
Mr Chris Gard, project co-ordinator for Newquay Tretherras said, “The students on this course have been a credit to themselves and to Newquay Tretherras. I would like to thank all delivering the Phoenix project and making a positive impact on these young people.”
Mr Greg Charter Head of Year 9 commented, “I am very proud of all you guys, it’s fantastic to see you’ve taken it on a produced a week of brilliant work, which you can use in the future. Well done.”