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Academy students engage with the Inspire Programme

A group of Academy students have recently taken part in the Inspire Programme. The programme is run by the Police (Kirklees District Early Action Team) and other partner organisations, including the Fire Service, and is designed to engage, inspire and develop young people’s life skills.

Our students benefitted from taking part in a wide range of activities.  The sessions included a day spent at Eden’s Forest (Honley) where they were able to participate in bushcraft and outdoor activities.  Students also spent a day at the ROKT indoor climbing zone (Brighouse) featuring climbing, abseiling, caving and escape room challenges, and a full day with the Fire Service (Huddersfield).
During the Police and Fire Service Intervention Day students took part in team-building exercises and discovered what it was like to use fire service equipment and secure a police crime scene. The sessions increased confidence and improved mental health and wellbeing. Participants learned how to be safer in their community and increased their knowledge of support available.

We are most grateful to the Police Early Action Team and the Fire Service for inviting our students to take part in this excellent initiative.