Students have been rising to the challenges faced by the fire services in Devon and Somerset.
The Phoenix Project is a funded initiative that provides a week of activities for young people that are designed to reinforce important life skills such as respect, team building and trust – alongside, important first aid, fire and home safety awareness.
The project was run by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and based at Tiverton Fire Station.
Caroline Warren, Head of Student Safeguarding at Tiverton High School, said: “The Phoenix Project is a unique youth intervention strategy that provides an opportunity for young people to work with the Fire Service. They have taken part in a variety of challenges that help to build self-esteem, develop leadership, improve communication skills and increase motivation as a stepping stone to future success.”
The four-day course concluded with a Passing Out Parade on Thursday 28th June at the fire station, attended by local VIPs as well as the students and their families.
The £2500 project has been entirely funded by the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, the Devon and Cornwall Police and Mid Devon District Council Community Safety Partnership.