With this term’s school charity chosen to be East Cornwall Search and Rescue, pupils at St Joseph’s were excited to be part of a whole school assembly where the important work of this important local charity was explained.
Volunteers Jenny and Simon showed short films and talked the children through a variety of rescue scenarios, from helping locate individuals who are lost through rescues in water, at height and even saving livestock. It was interesting to see the range of rescues the team were equipped to perform, and the vital role that play as they work in conjunction with the emergency services, the Cornwall Air Ambulance and other voluntary organisations.
While Jenny and Simon were great in bringing East Cornwall Search and Rescue to the children, it was Maisie the dog who stole the show. A key member of the team, as well as a much loved family pet, Maisie impressed all who saw her expertly track one Year 8 pupil in an amazing demonstration of her remarkable sense of smell. A big thank you to Jenny, Simon and Maisie for their assembly – we are now looking forward to being joined by members of the team for the St Joseph’s Christmas Fayre on the 23rd of November.