Newquay Tretherras students completed their Phoenix Service course on 29th march at Newquay Fire Station.
Held in front of Mayor of Newquay, Cllr A Hannan, Newquay Tretherras staff, family and friends, the group showcased firefighting techniques that including hose running, BA rescue and first aid.
The course, run by the external service of Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, utilises fire service training and activities to achieve positive goals, improve teamwork and work on ‘soft’ one to one communication skills.
Newquay Tretherras and the Phoenix Service have been working in partnership for the last 6 years to encourage students to achieve their full potential.
Community Support Training Officer and Senior Instructor Jody Rashleigh commented; “The students have been on a phenomenal journey and we are truly proud of their self-development during their time on the Phoenix Course. They have been a fantastic group of young people to work with several of them have expressed an interest in a career in the Fire Service.”
All the students passed out from the course and were presented with certificates and caps to mark their achievement. They positive attitude and enthusiasm has also given the Newquay Tretherras student the opportunity to work again with the Phoenix team as mentors.
Mr Chris Gard, project coordinator for the school said, “The Phoenix Team have worked brilliantly with these students to help them develop their ability to work as a team, personal communication and confidence. We are really proud of what they have achieved.”