Search and Rescue team in school visit

The Calderdale Valley Search and Rescue team at Heathfield School

The Calderdale Valley Search and Rescue team at Heathfield School

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Children at Heathfield School were visited by the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

The crew took a trip to the school to teach pupils about the rescue work they do.

Youngsters from the school in Rishworth spent the morning with team members and were able to ask questions about the specific duties performed by the Search and Rescue squad.

They got the chance to look around the land rovers and the specialist equipment, and were also able to take part in a staged rescue which involved using stretchers and breathing apparatus.

Head teacher Anthony Wilkins played the role of the casualty in the dramatic rescue.

Mr Wilkins said: “The children had an excellent morning learning about the important work that the team do.

“Both the children and the staff thoroughly enjoyed their morning and our now hoping to raise money for this very worthwhile charity.”

Calder Valley Search and Rescue operate in the South Pennine moors and in urban areas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

It costs £30,000 a year to run the team, raised mainly through donations.