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Barnstaple teens pass out from Phoenix fire training

PUBLISHED: 11:35 23 May 2016 | UPDATED: 11:35 23 May 2016

Students from Park School passed out of the phoenix project at Barnstaple Fire Station

Students from Park School passed out of the phoenix project at Barnstaple Fire Station

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A group of Park Community School students have learnt the skills needed to become fire fighters.

A group of students from The Park Community School have been put through their paces as fire fighters.

The pupils took part in a week-long Phoenix project, designed to improve their self-confidence, team-working and communication skills.

The course, which is part-funded by Barnstaple Rotary Club, culminated with a passing out parade on Friday, where the team put their skills to the test in front of friends and family.

Lead instructor Julie Lamb said: “It’s all about teamwork, respect, discipline and team building - it’s a huge thing we do in the fire service.

“The course has been physically and mentally challenging, but the effort they have put into this has been fantastic.”

Kai Marlow-Brown was one of the students involved in the project, and thanked those that had made the course possible.

He said: “What we’ve learned is something we’re never going to forget and hopefully it will take us further in life.”

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