Recently, a group of Year 9 students from Newquay Tretherras have been participating in the Phoenix Course at Newquay Fire Station.
The course, run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, utilises fire service training and activities to achieve positive goals, improve teamwork and encourage students to achieve their full potential
Dave Pilling, Phoenix Project Manager said: “Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service commits itself to developing skills for every child and these young people from Newquay Tretherras have shown great enthusiasm participating in all aspects of the programme. We continue to use the Phoenix Project to invest in young people across Cornwall. The fire service is able to use its reputation and position of authority and respect within the community to hone young people’s team work, communication and leadership skills. The students from Newquay Tretherras have worked extremely hard to succeed and gain their ASDAN certificate for improving their own learning and performance.”
All the students passed out from the course and were presented with certificates and caps to mark their achievement.
Since then, the students have returned to the fire station to enhance their knowledge on road traffic collisions, even taking part in a mock accident situation.
Mr Chris Gard, project co-ordinator for the school said, “The students on this course have been a credit to the school. They have learnt new skills that they are able to take back into the classroom and which will also assist them in their future lives.”