Hey guys, ive been working a hell of a lot so ive not hd much time to write on here, but i will still use my blog for all kinds of things. This week i had a new experience in my job which was to be a group leader. so it was nice to finally play a role as group leader getting more involved with groups and party leaders, I really enjoyed it. Im also now a qualified zip wire instructor which means i can now instruct all the rope sessions ive got my first zip wire session next week and cant wait to do it. peace out y’all
On the 26th of March it was announced that Chivenor search and rescue helicopters where to be discontinued because they where no longer to be run by the RAF. Instead it has been proposed that they are run by Bristow Helicopters which would mean that the closest helicopter would be based 50 miles away in St Athan, There isnt much information but from what i have found this should start happening between 2015-17. Do you want Chivenor to loose its Search and Rescue Helicopters? Coming from Chivenor to Anywhere isnt to much of a journey. Coming across the Bristol Channel will take another ten or 15 minutes, They need to keep the search and rescue helicopters in Devon where they are needed. Here are some news articles of when the Helicopter was called out Click Here(external link) would these be possible if the Search and Rescue operations where run from St Athan? What about the availability of the helicopter, and another thing to consider is the local knowledge that our pilots have, because if the Bistow Helicopters company are going to be running the Search and Rescue they would be having the RAF Pilots from Chivenor and the Range will also be reduced. Exmoor and Dartmoor are extremely dangerous, with reduced visibility how well will the pilots be able to navigate north devons moor’s with a lack of local knowledge? This cutback is playing with innocent lives. There was a total of 265 Calls for the Search and Rescue team at Chivenor last year. What do you think about loosing our Helicopter?
Hey all, another quick update. My training is going really well had alot of information crammed into my head over the last 4 days and alot to think about.
I’ve got another first aid course soon and a few more activities to participate in but i will then be doing my assessed sessions one of which is an evening entertainments session the other I’ve no idea about yet. Today i was in the classroom to learn about children with challenging behavior and what might cause it. (Biological – Hormones, Sensory. Social – Peer Pressure, Family Issues. Environment – Weather, Noise. Psychological - Home Sick, Negativity) the course was extremely interesting. anyways don’t wanna keep you long, laters peeps
Hey All, not really had much time at home in between Paddle School and my AI/GL course, Ive got so much support from all my friends and family. My parents threw me a surprise going away/good luck party which really was amazing. I had a good night, ill be updating all of you as soon as i can, all depends on how much i work. Subscribe to me on Facebook / Twitter to keep upto date easier. Sorry for the short post must get packed and ready for a early start tomorrow.
Hey all, quick update really. Internet is extremely rubbish here so staying online has been difficult, I’ve had snow for 5/6 days so have been stuck in as the weather was just to bad to be paddling, my course has been extended because of the weather but all is going well, I’ve passed my Foundation Safety and Rescue Training now so all that is let on my list is 2* Assessment and finally my Level 1 Coach Award. I’ve learnt a hell of a lot and although I thought it was overwhelming to start with now that I’m in the swing of things all seems to be good.