Links between local rugby club Edwardians RFC and Archbishop Ilsley School were enhanced recently when members of Eds U17s who attend the school were given the chance to gain a level 2 award in “understanding stewarding at spectator events” qualification.
This created an opportunity for the Acocks Green school and a total of 67 sixth form students gained the qualification as part of their extra-curricular programme. The course, provided by LDM Training, ran for a total of four weeks. During this time, students worked with tutors from the company to help achieve this award.
Year 12 student Francesca O’Carroll said: “Each session contained group discussions, answering questions and also practical elements such as acting out different simulations.
“We learnt many procedures including the roles and responsibilities of stewards, recognising and responding to illegal items at an event and how to respond to unsociable behaviour.
“These skills will aid us in the future when applying for jobs and when in work. Every member of the company was friendly and happy to help. We have been provided with the opportunity to learn and excel.”
Luke Mason from LDM Training and Old Eds said: “The students were fantastic and applied themselves really well throughout the course. They are a credit to their college and I look forward to working with them again in the future.”
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