Colyton students see how the Navy fights fires

PUBLISHED: 07:44 23 October 2015 | UPDATED: 07:44 23 October 2015

Colyton students at the Navy’s fire-fighting area at HMS Raleigh

Colyton students at the Navy’s fire-fighting area at HMS Raleigh


Youngster visit training centre at HMS Raleigh

Six year 11 design and technology students from Colyton Grammar School were among 50 who attended this year’s Engineering Education Scheme launch event at HMS Raleigh, in Torpoint, Cornwall, earlier this month.

The EES provides work related learning within an industrial enterprise context. Students were given an exclusive insight into the training given to all Royal Navy staff on how to fight fires at sea.

After lunch, the students took part in team building activities delivered by the Royal Marines physical training staff.

The Colyton students will now be going on to work with a company called AMSAFE which is based in Bridport, a world-leading provider of safety restraint products for the aerospace and defence industry.

The aim is to enable the youngsters to experience how a real engineering project is carried out.

Jason Wells, the leader of the Colyton team, said he was “Looking forward to the challenge ahead”

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