Last week our Blue Skies Level 3 students took part in our work skills programme ‘A Day in the life of RAF Fylingdales’.
Supported by our fantastic military partners at the base, the year 10 boys from York High School had to use their communication, teamwork and leadership skills in a variety of work skills-based scenarios. These included an accident on the A161 close to the entrance of the base; a serviceman injured in an accident on-station; civilians flying drones over the perimeter fence and close to the RADAR.
During the scenarios the young people were allocated roles of responsibility, such as Station Commander or RAF Police.
The students learnt more about how all of the different divisions on base deal with incidents and provide information to the Station Commander to enable him to make informed decisions.
Dan said “It was an amazing day. I really enjoyed being the station commander, but found it difficult having to balance the two sides of every decision but it was enjoyable knowing that we had sorted the problems out. Blue Skies has massively improved my confidence, I didn’t use to speak at school but now I have changed and feel better for it.”