Torpoint Community Working In Partnership


 30 students from Torpoint Community College took part in First Aid training at HMS Raleigh and a kit packing presentation by Cotswold Outdoors at the Torpoint Town Council on Saturday 7th February 2015 as part of their mandatory training for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Ten Tors.  The College pass on a HUGE thank you to HMS Raleigh, Torpoint Town Council and Cotswold Outdoor for giving their time freely to assist with this vital part of the student’s training – the day was a massive success, the experience is something that the students will always remember and will stand them in good stead for their future.  Thank you also to all the students who took part for being so well behaved and a great credit to themselves and the College, we are extremely proud of them!!

 The 7 Navy staff involved from HMS Raleigh and Cotswold Outdoors commented that they had also enjoyed the day and that it was good to meet and be involved with the local community.  Mrs Lynn Trotter, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager and PA to the Headteacher at Torpoint Community College said “The involvement from HMS Raleigh and the Torpoint Town Council shows how well the Torpoint Community work in partnership together and I am sure this will continue to grow”.

 The students were split into two groups and undertook training on how to treat burns, carrying out CPR and placing the casualty in the recovery position, great fun was had on how to put on bandages and arrest any bleeding, how to spot and treat hyperthermia and heat exhaustion and how to look after your feet.  At the end of the training, students had fake wounds applied which looked extremely realistic and gory! – the students loved it (and the staff!!).

 In the afternoon students were taken to Torpoint Town Council Hall, which the College was kindly given use of by the Torpoint Mayor, Councillor Mike Pearn, where Cotswold Outdoors gave a presentation on what kit to take on expeditions and how to best pack your rucksack.  Torpoint Community College Sixth Former, Tom Hicks, who has successfully completed his Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and is now doing his Gold and has taken part in Ten Tors, was also there to assist, as he works at Cotswold on a Saturday – it was great to see, especially as no doubt Tom’s outdoor training and pursuits at Torpoint Community College helped to secure his part-time employment!!

 All the students who took part received a certificate and a great day was had by all.

 Students who took part are:-

  1. Sam Wainwright
  2. Ben Craddock
  3. Dulcie brown
  4. Riley Brightwell
  5. Grace Cowd
  6. Luke Miles
  7. Oliver Rickard
  8. Lisa Smyth
  9. Lucy Hallard
  10. Nathan Squires
  11. Noah Rees
  12. Nat Kenneford
  13. Adam Welch
  14. Matt Jenkins
  15. William Milliner
  16. Katie Harvie
  17. Sophie Kunz
  18. William Lumbard
  19. Charlotte Bawden
  20. Kalvin Heald
  21. Annalise Burgess
  22. James Fortt
  23. Tom Lancaster
  24. William Bennett
  25. Rhiannon Hardie
  26. Will Puddephatt
  27. Elouise Baker
  28. Gareth Rodd
  29. Ethan Valerio
  30. Lloyd Padgett