An adventure weekend could take two proactive Protective Services students further than they planned, after Raven Harrison and Dexter Batehup enjoyed their experience so much, they've applied to work there.

The two students, who are coming to the end of their two-year Level 3 Extended Diploma programme, fell head over heels (figuratively of course) with the idea of working as Outdoor Educators after spending much of their study in lockdown and dealing with other COVID restrictions.

Uniformed Protective Services tutor, Neil Metcalfe, often encourages his students to think outside of the sector's traditional roles, and while the annual visit to Manor Adventure is supposed to be an opportunity to develop teamworking and leadership skills, he was more than supportive of the proactive pair taking the initiative to approach the Centre Manager to discuss career opportunities.

Raven said: “This is something I feel that I can excel at and if I had not done this course then I would not have such a great career opportunity.”

Both Raven and Dexter spoke to staff at the centre about their roles and responsibilities before submitting applications.

Dexter added: “I did not know what I wanted to do after the course until I came here and it all fell into place, I cannot wait to get started!”.

While Raven and Dexter anxiously wait to hear if they will be successful with their applications, preparations are underway to welcome the next intake of students to the College in September, and who knows, when they go on their annual trip next year, Raven and Dexter may be there leading the activities.