Exmouth students team up with emergency services

Students from Exmouth Community College teamed up with the emergency services at this year's Devon County Show in a bid to learn the ropes of police work and firefighting.

Students from Exmouth Community College teamed up with the emergency services at this year's Devon County Show in a bid to learn the ropes of police work and firefighting.

The 15 youngsters are part of an 11-week pilot scheme, which encourages students with an interest in the emergency and public services to become cadets.

The students have been given a uniform and will take part in up to five training sessions with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Devon and Cornwall police.

At the county show the cadets helped man the police and fire stands and also the Exmouth town display.

Police community support officer Stuart Penny, who leads the cadets, said the youngsters handed out literature, gave directions and searched for lost children.

He said: "This was an excellent opportunity for the cadets to work with and for their community, and in doing so enables a continued development of their personal life skills.