Suffolk staff head back to college

A group of staff from Suffolk have inspired the ‘next generation’ by teaching hundreds of students how to save a life.

Earlier this month, staff from west and east Suffolk gave an insight into what we do to 300 year 10 students at Thurston Community College as part of their personal, citizenship, health and social education  programme.

The eight volunteers had a full on day, delivering four sessions each with between 50 and 70 pupils. The college’s central theme was on drugs and alcohol and how these affect the body - and what to do if student’s can do to help someone suffering the effects of excess alcohol or drugs.

Speaking after the day, Assistant Principle Andrew Ponton said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to you and your colleagues who came along to support our students.

“Seeing and hearing from people like you who are on the frontline is so much more engaging than hearing teachers, and I have had several students tell me how much they enjoyed not only the lifesaving lessons but also getting to see inside an ambulance.”

Thank you to everyone involved: Lester Burdiss, James Mullet, Josh Davis, Annemarie Harris, Charlie Taylor, Sotu Marshall-Wyer, Gillian Langley, volunteer Mary Marshall and our Trust User Group colleagues.

Published 29th October, 2016

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