Brighton and Hove college students help keep Scout ambulances on the road

Posted On 15 Jan 2011 at 12:26 pm

College students from Brighton and Hove have been gaining hands on experience during their motor vehicle course by helping to keep a fleet of ambulances on the road.

The students from City College Brighton and Hove linked up with the Scout movement in Sussex to offer free repairs and maintenance to the organisation’s ambulances.

City College students work on a Scout ambulance

Motor vehicle tutor Brian Lawrence, who is also a member of the Eastbourne District Scout First Aid Team, said: “The Scout ambulances are largely maintained by students in the motor vehicle section which means that the cost to the Scout team, which is a charitable organisation, is kept much lower.

“It’s great experience for the students to get hands on knowledge of various tasks and it also means that the Scouts are keeping the fleet of ambulances running for the benefit of other young people.”

Steve Philliben, motor vehicle curriculum team leader at City College, said: “Our students’ efforts helped keep these ambulances on the road during the recent arctic conditions.

“And, generally, it’s really positive for the college to link up with local community organisations in a way that is mutually beneficial.”

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