A taste of the high life

TASTE OF THE HIGH LIFE: Travel and Tourism students at Buxton College got a taste of life working in the skies when they were given a day's cabin crew training with Thomas Cook. Photo contributed.

TASTE OF THE HIGH LIFE: Travel and Tourism students at Buxton College got a taste of life working in the skies when they were given a day's cabin crew training with Thomas Cook. Photo contributed.

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Travel and Tourism students at Buxton College got a taste of life working in the skies when they were given a day’s cabin crew training with Thomas Cook.

Working with Thomas Cook cabin crew and trainers at their Woodford academy, the seven travel and tourism students went through a day of training in emergency situations such as opening and closing aircraft doors in emergency mode, evacuating an aircraft in the event of fire and smoke, and managing medical emergencies involving passengers.

Student Kim Williams, 18, from Buxton, said: “It was a great experience. It was really useful to learn about the different incidents that could occur onboard an aircraft from real cabin crew.”

In taking part in the day’s training all of the students completed key areas of their Certificate in Introduction to Cabin Crew, an extra element of the college’s BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism.