Grantham’s Priory Ruskin Academy pupils train with search and rescue unit

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The Priory Ruskin Academy EMN-150807-121927001
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Year 11 pupils from the Priory Ruskin Academy went on an unusual reward trip this year to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s training centre in Waddington on June 22.

Teacher Mr Lennon, who is a retained firefighter at Corby Glen, organised the exciting trip for the pupils with the help of station manager Perrin and some of the crew from Sleaford. Allowing the pupils the opportunity to train with members of the Urban Search and Rescue Unit (USAR).

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The Priory Ruskin Academy EMN-150807-121917001

As part of the day, the pupils were called to a simulated train crash in Waddington. Later that day they were called out in response to a level 9.0 simulated earthquake which had destroyed many buildings.

They had to remove a casualty from the third floor of a collapsed building, accompanied by Alfie the search dog.

Mr Lennon said: “It was a fantastic day of team building, learning and a chance to get out of the classroom.

“The students will not forget this day in a hurry.”