Welwyn Garden City pupils experience life as a firefighter
FIREFIGHTERS are giving youngsters from Stanborough School a helping hand in the difficult transition to adulthood. A group of 12 teenagers in years 10 and 11 have been training alongside crews at WGC fire station. Hour-long sessions, which took place for
FIREFIGHTERS are giving youngsters from Stanborough School a helping hand in the difficult transition to adulthood.
A group of 12 teenagers in years 10 and 11 have been training alongside crews at WGC fire station.
Hour-long sessions, which took place fortnightly, helped build their confidence and teamwork skills, which will be useful when they enter the world of employment.
The group performed tasks at the station including working with breathing apparatus and hoses, as well as looking at consequences focusing on road accidents.
You may also want to watch:
Red watch commander Paul Enever said: "With these sessions we wanted to raise awareness about fire safety and road safety. This age group is about to start learning to drive, and will be getting into their own and their friends' cars, so we wanted to try to influence them to think about the consequences of their actions behind the wheel."
The commander added there had been "excellent feedback" from the school, and the pupils involved.
- 1 Dangerous Welwyn Garden City domestic abuser who slashed ex-girlfriend's throat jailed
- 2 Safety check and risk assessment failings for hundreds of Welwyn Hatfield council houses
- 3 Water safety advice issued following lake drowning
- 4 The latest court results for Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar
- 5 New report reveals 28 Covid deaths at Hatfield care home
- 6 Community reacts to closure of overnight Urgent Care Centre service at New QEII Hospital
- 7 The changing nature of Potters Bar high street
- 8 When is Team GB cycling star Laura Kenny in action at Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
- 9 9 things you didn’t know about the making of Band of Brothers
- 10 Man drowns in Stanborough Lakes
The project has been so successful the fire station plans to extend the idea to other secondary schools in the area.