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: Its all about teamwork, respect, discipline and team building - its 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 weve learned is something were never going to forget and hopefully it will take us further in life.