Public services students helped Hollycombe Steam in the Country get back on track after completing three days of valuable work experience.

Two teen students cleaning a red steam locomotive called Jerry M

A group of ten Level 2 and 3 students worked together to lay ballast on the new miniature railway track, clear away leaves and spruce up steam locomotive Jerry M.

Public Services Tutor Karen Wood said: “Having the opportunity to complete work experience at Hollycombe enables our students to further develop and demonstrate a number of essential employability skills. Our students want a career in the uniformed or emergency services where teamwork, discipline, commitment, honesty, integrity, leadership and punctuality are all key skills. Working at Hollycombe also allows our students to make a tangible difference to such a worthwhile charity.”

The students will be returning to the working steam museum after the new year to help Hollycombe prepare for the upcoming season.

Hollycombe Steam in the Country Museum Manager Simon Wildgust said: “As always it was a pleasure to have Highbury College's public services students join us this week. Thank you for all of the hard work you put completing all the jobs we gave you.”

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  • Date 29/11/2019