Octagon AP Academy Learners L-R Mason Mustafa (holding his Jack Petchey award) , Eren Kocager, Narimane Rebhaoui

London Fire Brigade Training Inspires Octagon AP Academy Learners

A group of young learners from Haringey’s Octagon Alternative provision (AP) Academy part of the Tri-Borough Alternative provision (TBAP) have taken part in a week of Local intervention Fire Education (LIFE) training with the Tottenham division of London’s fire Brigade at the Tottenham fire station.
The training closed with a passing out parade which saw the young learners in full uniform celebrating their achievement. The Octagon AP Academy learners, Mason Mustafa, Narimane Rebhaoui and Eren Kocager were awarded their training certificates during the parade by Peter Wolfenden the Haringey Borough Commander of the London Fire brigade. One of the recipients Mason Mustafa also received the Jack Petchey Foundation Award for ‘Outstanding Trainee’, this award was voted for by Mustafa’s fellow course students.
The intense week aimed to develop the skills of the trainees in areas such as using ladders and hoses, proper use of breathing apparatus, casualty searching and rescuing and also boosted their general knowledge of the London Fire Brigade’s work as well as offering them many transferable skills that they can take into many work places.
The Head of School, Octagon AP Academy Angela Tmepany said “Our learners have embraced the opportunity to improve their skills and can be very proud of their achievements during the week. We are incredibly grateful to the officers in the London Fire Brigade for inspiring confidence in our learners and transferring their valuable skills.”
The Executive Headteacher Seamus Oates said “This is a great example of how we support and encourage our learners to take full advantage of the opportunities to broaden their experiences.”