Scheme sup­ported by ‘role mod­els’ from fire and res­cue ser­vice

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

The Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice hope to pro­vide as many role mod­els as pos­si­ble in sup­port of the BREAK­THROUGH Dundee men­tor­ing scheme.

Vin­cent O’donnell from the Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice ex­plained that his em­ployer had a cor­po­rate par­ent­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity to look af­ter young chil­dren.

As part of their part­ner­ship, they are tied in with the Dundee, Perth and An­gus lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

He said: “We re­ceived an in­vite through the Dundee part­ners to come along to the launch and find out a bit more about it.

“Even lis­ten­ing to some of the in­for­ma­tion, in my head I was al­ready pick­ing off peo­ple I thought would make good men­tors.

“We al­ready have quite a lot of pos­i­tive male and fe­male role mod­els with a broad range of ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Hope­fully with a bit of abil­ity to help peo­ple, al­most an aim of the job is they’ll look to pro­vide that down the line.

“My next step is to go and com­pose an email to staff in the Dundee area and try to get as many of them in­volved as we pos­si­bly can to hope­fully make a dif­fer­ence to looked af­ter young chil­dren.”

For more in­for­ma­tion go to break­through­


The team, from left: BREAK­THROUGH se­nior school co­or­di­na­tor for Mor­gan Academy Rosie Ivins, CEO Su­san Dun­can, chair­man El­lis Wat­son, men­tor ser­vices man­ager Laura Ber­tie and grad­u­ate in­tern Ailie Bryson. Pic­ture: Mhairi Ed­wards.

Mhairi Ed­wards.

Mor­gan Academy head teacher He­len Gray and Vin­cent O’donnell from the Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice. Pic­tures: Dougie Ni­col­son/

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