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Students put safety first for Queen’s Visit


Twenty two second year Uniformed Public Services students from Tresham played a key role in the security for yesterday’s royal visit to Corby from Her Majesty The Queen.

Students have previously worked with the leader of Corby Borough Council’s Facilities team and were asked to return to assist with security when details about the royal visit were confirmed.

During the visit on Wednesday 13th June, Tresham students formed part of search teams within the Corby Cube and swimming pool with others keeping the crowds of thousands of visitors secure and safe.

As part of their two year BTEC Level 3 in Uniformed Public Services course, students have completed an additional qualification from the SIA (Security Industry Authority).

Clive Skingsley, Uniformed Public Services tutor at Tresham said:

“Opportunities as high profile as the Queen’s visit to Corby provide real work experience for our students to take with them for future employment and use in the future. All the students worked hard during their 12 hour shift and enjoyed the valuable experience this gave them.”

Jack Newell, Yr 2 Uniformed Public Services student at Tresham said:

“I was involved in a team of three people who were in charge of searching VIPs and staff at the Corby Cube. After we had done this we moved on as stewards and at one point were just 8ft from the Queen.

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