Petroc students’ winter work experience

11:00 24 March 2012

Petroc outdoor adventure and public services students during their work experience trip to France.

Petroc outdoor adventure and public services students during their work experience trip to France.

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Barnstaple visitors find out what it would be like to work in the French Alps.

PETROC students have enjoyed a dream work experience trip in the French Alps working at a ski resort.

The outdoor adventure and public services students learnt visited Morzine to learn what it would be like to live and work in a ski resort, working with instructors from English ski school Altitude.

They also learnt skills such as ice climbing and winter mountaineering with mountain guide Adrian Nelhams.

The was part of the Leonardo Da Vinci Programme, co-funded by the EU to support work placements for graduates and school leavers.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to experience life working in a ski resort and one which we hope to continue each year as part of the Outdoor Adventure Course,” said programme leader Mike Bazley.

“Experience like this is invaluable and will give the students a huge advantage when it comes to finding employment in the future.”

For more information about Outdoor Adventure courses email Mike Bazley at mike.bazley@petroc.ac.uk or call 01271 338179.

2 comments

  • Are we funding this as taxpayers ? and if so how many teachersinstructorstutors etc did we pay for ? in times of financial restraint what buffoon approved this "jolly" for the staff and students. Just about in touch as much as the ridiculous expense of a) rebranding the college as Petroc and b) spending all that money on the bid for funding - which did not exist anyway -where is the contact with reality which we need here - does common sense always get rejected when taxpayers money is involved. Would this money have been have been spent if it belonged to the decision makers ?

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    carol Brayley

    Sunday, March 25, 2012

  • Are we funding this as taxpayers ? and if so how many teachersinstructorstutors etc did we pay for ? in times of financial restraint what buffoon approved this "jolly" for the staff and students. Just about in touch as much as the ridiculous expense of a) rebranding the college as Petroc and b) spending all that money on the bid for funding - which did not exist anyway -where is the contact with reality which we need here - does common sense always get rejected when taxpayers money is involved. Would this money have been have been spent if it belonged to the decision makers ?

    Report this comment

    carol Brayley

    Sunday, March 25, 2012

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