Pupils taste service life

Bedlintonshire Community High School pupils visit West Hartford Fire Station.
Bedlintonshire Community High School pupils visit West Hartford Fire Station.

Pupils fired up their interest in public service in an action-packed day trip.

Year 10 students from Bedlingtonshire Community High School visited West Hartford Fire Station and the Army Reserve Centre in Blyth to find out more about uniformed work.

They were given a tour of the fire station, took part in a road traffic demonstration and donned helmets and safety gear while pupil Sharlmai Robertson was extracted from a ‘damaged’ car by firefighters.

She said: “It was exciting. Although it was very noisy and I was aware of a lot of things happening around me, I was never frightened.”

Next up, the group visited the Royal Artillery Battery and were shown the equipment by Lance Bombadier Aaron Grove, a former Bedlingtonshire pupil.

The visits were arranged by Carole Richards of the work-related learning team at Northumberland County Council.

She said: “These students were a real credit to themselves and their school.”