Students Praised By Durham Constabulary

Sat, 2001-03-31 01:00

A group of college students recently visited the Durham Constabulary Public Safety Training Centre to assist the Police with their public order refresher training.

10 students, from East Durham College in Peterlee, who are on the Uniformed Public Services programme took part.

PC Paul Hughes, a Public Safety Trainer with Durham Constabulary, said: The group arrived in good time and it was commented on by other trainers on their smartness in all being dressed the same.

“During the safety briefing the students were attentive and questions asked were of a genuine nature. They appeared to be genuinely interested in the reasons behind the training and when the exercise began it became obvious that they had listened to and absorbed the do’s and don’ts of the safety briefing.

“They were extremely well behaved throughout and were one of the best groups we have had so far to assist with the training. This sentiment was echoed by the rest of the training team and we would not hesitate to have them back again. A credit to East Durham College.”

Gill Draper, a lecturer at the College, added: “I was extremely proud of all the students. They worked well as a team, listened and were very attentive. They clearly helped and supported the Police in this important development work which was wonderful.”