Rothesay girls have got what it takes

A group of eight S3 girls from Rothesay Academy showed they’ve for what it take to be fire fighters when they took part in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Reach Training Scheme.


Funded by Argyll and Bute Council’s Youth Services, the scheme provides training and development opportunities to young people through fire related activities.


It encourages them to make the most of their physical and mental capabilities, and raises the awareness of the role of the Fire Service within the community.


The Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “Well done girls. The Fire Reach Scheme is a fantastic way for young people to demonstrate commitment, which in turn can help their employment prospects.

“It also teaches them about the importance of teamwork, improves self-discipline and confidence, and gives them the opportunity to learn basic life skills. We have good working relations with our division of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and look forward to developing this even further in the future.”

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