A unique partnership between Priory Community School and Hutton Moor has been an enormous success.
The monthly hero awards where students are rewarded for acts of kindness at home, school and the community has already generated national interest, but a new project is breaking new ground while saving lives and raising aspirations.
2017's departing year 11 students were offered FREE lifeguard training as well as paid part time work through the summer and beyond during their free time while progressing at college.
Four students participated in the unique scheme. Chloe Edgar (pictured) said "It has been great experience and I really benefit from the income during my studies at college".
James Wilmot, Priory's Head of Careers says "This is such a great opportunity for our students to build their employability skills while earning money and potentially saving lives! We are so grateful to Hutton Moor for the opportunity and look forward to extending the offer to students at Worle Community School this year too. This kind of experience is great for CVs as well as university or apprenticeship applications".
Dave Somers General Manager says "It has been great to work with the students from Priory Community School on this exciting scheme. We had some very hard working students attend the courses and gain the NPLQ qualification providing them with a stepping-stone to a career as a lifeguard.
It is really important for us to engage with our younger generation and present opportunities for them to gain qualifications and valuable work experience."