Students Celebrate at Passing Out Parade

A group of Dudley students were joined by the mayor to celebrate their completion of a seven-week program that saw them working in a fully operational fire station. 

West Midlands Fire Service, The Local Enterprise Partnership, and Holly Hall Academy teamed up to give the students a chance to improve their self-confidence, raise their aspirations, and build teamwork and leadership skills.

Students celebrated their success at a passing out parade on 18th December at Dudley Fire Station, and were joined by their parents, school staff, and fire service personnel, as well as the mayor.

Ingrid Lee, the assistant principal at Holly Hall, said: “We are all very proud of the students’ achievements and are very grateful to West Midlands Fire Service and the LEP for providing the opportunity.”

Shaz Saleem, who attended the parade in his role as an ambassador to the mayor, said: “This is a fantastic initiative [run] by the school. It gives the children the chance to learn [a] new set of skills and opens career opportunities for the future.”

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