Teenagers inspired by fire­fight­ing course

North Wales Weekly News - - NEWS -

A group of young­sters from Ys­gol Em­rys ap Iwan, Abergele were all hands on deck at a Phoenix course at Llan­fair­fechan Fire Sta­tion.

Young­sters aged 13-16 took part in the week-long course cul­mi­nat­ing in a show where the young fire­fight­ers demon­strated their new fire­fight­ing skills in front of an au­di­ence made up of par­ents, North Wales Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice staff mem­bers, and their peers.

The teenagers ex­pe­ri­enced a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties which are es­sen­tial at­tributes to ev­ery fire­fighter: Team­work, fol­low­ing or­ders, quick-think­ing, brav­ery, and the abil­ity to learn chal­leng­ing skills quickly.

Course co-or­di­na­tor Pam Roberts said: “Our aim is to mo­ti­vate young peo­ple to feel pos­i­tive about them­selves and their abil­i­ties, and to show the ben­e­fits of good com­mu­ni­ca­tion and team work­ing skills. In turn, hope­fully this will have the ef­fect of pro­duc­ing good cit­i­zens within our com­mu­nity.

Young­sters of Ys­gol Em­rys ap Iwan, Abergele, were all hands on deck last week at Llan­fair­fechan Fire Sta­tion.

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