Emergency services offer careers help at Bishop David Brown School
By mattcollison | Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 20:04
EMERGENCY services have been called to Bishop David Brown School.
Police, firefighters and ambulance crew have been visiting Bishop David Brown School for a careers week.
But there has been no fire, crime or accident at the Albert Drive school in Sheerwater.
Instead, police, firefighters and paramedics have been speaking to pupils about their jobs as part of a careers week.
Members of the emergency services are visiting the school during the children's lunchtime breaks from Monday January 28 - February 1.
Pupils enjoyed the opportunity to quiz members of Surrey Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and St Johns Ambulance during the week.
Surrey Police Safer Schools Partnership Officer, Paul Roberts said: "The event was organised in partnership with the school to give the young people in our community a real opportunity to meet the people behind the uniforms who help to keep the streets and community safe, often in the face of danger.
He added: "This proved an excellent opportunity for children to meet members of the emergency services and ask questions that they may have always wondered, but not had the opportunity to ask before."
The children were able to ask a host of questions about all aspects of their jobs, their day to day activities and duties, find out about the skills needed to do their jobs and how they can play their part in helping and working with the emergency services.
Safia Eljamaly, Bishop David Brown Community Cohesion Officer said: "Young people have so much to offer society and it is important they have aspirations, ambitions and the skills to enjoy fulfilling careers. We want our students to hear about careers from those who do the job and to hear a bit about the journey into their career."