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Students train as lifeguards during school’s partnership with leisure centre

PUBLISHED: 17:00 02 October 2017

Chloe Edgar at Hutton Moor.

Chloe Edgar at Hutton Moor.


Students from a Worle academy have gained lifeguarding qualifications following a partnership with Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.

Students who left Priory Community School in July were offered the chance to take part in free lifeguard training and paid part-time work at the leisure centre.

Four students took part in the scheme, including Chloe Edgar, who is continuing to work there while studying at college.

She said: “It has been great experience and I really benefit from the income during my studies at college.”

The students have now gained their lifeguarding qualifications, and the scheme may be extended to Worle Community School pupils next year.

Priory’s head of careers James Wilmot said: “This is such a great opportunity for our students to build their employability skills while earning money and potentially saving lives.

“This kind of experience is great for CVs.”

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