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LMC Students Climb to New Heights
A group of Level 2 and Level 3 Public Service students have recently visited Lancaster University to participate in Rock Climbing and Bouldering as part of their Public Services course.
The students participated in sessions using the quality climbing wall at Lancaster University, and gained in-depth knowledge and tuition from the Universities qualified climbing instructors. The instructors demonstrated basic climbing aspects so students could learn the correct techniques to use in their practical tasks.
The students participated in a range of exercises that included fitting a helmet and harness, securing people onto the climbing ropes and belaying a climber. Students then completed a series of climbs to develop their abilities using the training and knowledge they had had received from the instructors.
The activity served to develop students’ technical and personal skills which are required to climb safely on an indoor climbing and bouldering wall. The activity contributed towards skill development in Outdoor Adventure which is part of the students’ course curriculum. Students also gained awareness of key aspects of Health & Safety which is paramount to avoid accidents and injuries on these climbing activities.
Level 2 Public Service student Declan Turner, said “I really enjoyed the rock climbing and I felt comfortable climbing around the walls. The trust between the staff and myself was brilliant as they let me lead a climb up the wall independently. We also gained valuable knowledge of the need to be safe and use the correct training we had received”.
The trip to Lancaster University is an additional learn experience that LMC Public Service students have the opportunity to take part in alongside their programme of study. Students also have the opportunity to access a range of experiences at LMC to enhance their future employment aspirations, including European visits to Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria & Hungary, work placement week with Public Service providers, National Citizenship Service Programme and working with a range of local schools to deliver coaching and outdoor activities. All of these opportunities are designed to enchance our students' employability skills.
LMC Public Service students can study on a range of courses at LMC which are matched to their academic ability and career pathways such as the NCFE Level 2 and Level 3 Entry to Uniformed Services, BTEC Level 3 Diploma’s in Public Services and BTEC HND Level 5 in Public Service qualifications.
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