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Former student comes back to inspire a new cohort

Published: December 9, 2016

Falmouth Marine School Falmouth 16-18 | Adult

A former Falmouth Marine School student has come back to visit staff and students, to talk about her career since leaving full-time education.  Lark Bridges, who studied watersports, is now an instructor for South West Lakes Trust, based at Stithians Lake.

Lark said: “It’s important to communicate that the course leads to jobs all over the world, but also on your own doorstep, which is why I wanted to come and meet the students.”

The watersports courses have a 100% success rate of students progressing into employment or further education. Lark continued:  “I did A- levels before I came to Falmouth Marine School as I wasn’t really sure what my options were.  As soon as I discovered the course and learnt that there were employers crying out for qualified watersports instructors, I couldn’t wait to start.

“Everything I learnt on my course I have confidently applied.  The course is perfectly designed to lead you into employment; all of the lessons and coursework are directly related and prepare you for your career.”

Instructor and lecturer for the watersports courses at Falmouth Marine School, Hannah Mason, is also a former student.  She said: “It is always good to have ex-students in, who have benefitted from the course and are now having a successful career in the industry.  I obtained my first job at Falmouth Marine School’s Industry day and I have since worked in centres both in the UK and abroad.  This course leads directly into employment, and having former students visit really does emphasise that for our learners.”

Head of College Justin Olosunde commented:  “This is another example of the great work our staff do here and the great relationships we maintain with our students, even when they leave us.  We have a strong ethos on being a career college and ensuring that our learners are ready for the workplace.”

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