We selected 9 vulnerable students this October to take part in the Phoenix Project which is run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service.
These pupils are chosen as they may be at risk of crime, lack of self-esteem, have child protection issues, behavior issues as well as other difficulties.
The measure of success with this course has been very successful; behaviour has improved in school after the course and their number of issues has dropped considerably. Attendance has improved too.
One student who was very self-conscious and had very low self-esteem, at the presentation at the end of the first week was full of confidence, the change was amazing.
The students also participated in a question and answer session with parents, governors, and local dignitaries and conducted themselves impeccably.
Anne Short Student Services Manager 24th April 2014