Rescue team visit Caedmon College – after 3am call-out

Mountain rescue volunteers give a talk to students
Mountain rescue volunteers give a talk to students

Community has been the theme for year seven students at Caedmon College Whitby this term.

One of our year seven groups chose to invite the local mountain rescue team to tell them about the voluntary work they undertake in the community.

Year seven students at Caedmon College Whitby meet the mountain rescue team

Year seven students at Caedmon College Whitby meet the mountain rescue team

Five of the rescue team came into college to meet with students – even though they had only had a few hours’ sleep the previous night as they had been on a call-out from 3am!

Students listened to the team talking about the diversity of tasks they can be involved in – from going out on the moors in horrific blizzards, to helping the police to search for missing people.

More recently, the team has helped those affected by the flooding in York, occurring just before Christmas.

Each form group had the chance to look inside the team’s LandRover, to meet the search and rescue dog and take part in a prize-winning word search.

To raise money for the organisation – which is run entirely by volunteers and donations, the students baked and sold cakes.