May 18 2012
Safety education for Portland learners
On Thursday 17th May 2012, Portland College held their annual 999 Day. The event is designed to teach the College’s foundation learners about important issues such as personal safety, e-safety, fire and road safety, first aid and safety at home.
Learners at the College spent the day attend workshops and a variety of activities hosted by Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Trading Standards, St John Ambulance and Road Safety. The workshops will educate and inform learners about staying safe and protecting both themselves and their possessions.
The event is one of only two of its kind in Further Education Colleges in the UK, proves to be very popular and highly successful with College learners.
Tutor, Julie Kirk, organiser of the event says, “This event gives learners the opportunity to see and understand dangers which will help prevent accidents in the future in an engaging and fun way. Some of our learners can be quite vulnerable. Giving them the tools to better protect themselves is vital for their development both here at College and also following their transition upon completing their programme at Portland.”
Also in attendence on the day were Frank Swann, Chief Officer at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, and Colonel Roger Merryweather, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.