Horizons session 4 - Ipswich East Fire Station
The session started with a talk on the different roles available in the fire service and how to access them as well as a tour of the “Crucial Crew” cabin which gives hands on home fire safety tips, there were plenty of questions ably answered by on call fire fighter Mark.
We then took part in Ipswich fire services new road safety Course “It Can Wait”
The course is for both drivers and passengers and covers the distraction phones can be for drivers and the resulting effects,also covering safe driving techniques in different road conditions and how to speak up as a passenger if you feel unsafe in the car you’re travelling in.
Finally there was a guided tour of the station where the young people were able to try on equipment, learn about specific features and why they are so effective as well as see all the types of emergency vehicles at Ipswich East station. Our time was cut short as the team were called out to a car crash but it was a great opportunity to see how quickly the watch prepare and leave for an emergency.
We continued the tour of the station and by the time we were done the watch had returned from the emergency which gave the young people and staff a chance to have a look at the fire engine and use the hose, this was an incredible opportunity and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who had a go.
It was a really great day enjoyed by both young people and staff. It wouldn’t have been possible without Bryony Clarke the youth education and development officer and the team at Ipswich East Fire station, thank you all.
On Thursday 15th of February we held our fourth Horizons session at Ipswich East Fire Station just off the A14 on Ransomes Euro Park, we took 7 young people in total from both Hadleigh and Cornard.
This has really kicked Horizons 2018 off to a great start. The plan is to run Horizons sessions on the third Thursday of every month and we are in talks with a variety of local businesses and industries. Get in touch with Zach email@example.com if you would like your business to be part of this project.
Today Kayleigh joined our youth work team and we're all looking forward to working with her.
The Porch Project is working with DanceEast on a Hadleigh Town Dance Project. Starting Tuesday 20th at our drop-in session and running for 6 weeks.
The Porch Project continues to go from strength to strength and on the evening of Wednesday 24th January our new premises in Hadleigh were officially declared open by The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Clare, Countess of Euston.
Our second Installment of Horizons was kindly held at The Lindsey Rose, we were also joined by Stacey Bunn from IBS who will be running money management sessions in conjunction with the Horizons Programme, we started the session by introducing the young people and Staff to one another as well as splitting the young people into two groups.