College Teams Up with Dartmoor Search and Rescue for Enrichment Day Workshops
Year 9 students were treated to an emergency response workshop given by the College’s chosen charity, Dartmoor Search and Rescue - Ashburton, as part of the College’s Enrichment Day.
Year 9 students took part in a range of activities including stretcher assembly, casualty first aid, throw-line demonstrations and map reading challenges that tested their skills, teamwork and problem solving skills.
Ashburton member and DRG Secretary, Dave Close, explained the importance of the workshop: “We are teaching students to understand the rescue based environment and learn how to help others safely in emergency situations. We are extremely proud to deliver these workshops; they teach applicable, potentially lifesaving skills that students can use throughout their lives.”
College PE Teacher, Mr Sam Nelson-Smith, was thrilled with the day: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to attempt a number of search and rescue skills that would be used in real-life emergency situations. All of our students loved the experience and have gone away with lasting impressions of the important work carried out by the incredible charity that is Dartmoor Search and Rescue - Ashburton.”