EIGHT students have enjoyed a rewarding week at Haywards Heath Fire Station taking part in the latest FireBreak course.

The youngsters spent the session getting to know each other and took part in activities such as ladder drills, hose running and HeartStart first aid training.

Their week concluded at a pass out parade where the students performed skills they had learnt throughout the week to an audience of family, friends and teachers.

Neil Stocker, deputy chief fire officer, presented the graduates with awards of achievement.

He said: “I feel really proud and humbled to be standing here meeting these young people. It is great to welcome another eight people to the FireBreak graduate family, really well done.”