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Public Services students role-play using body armour

Public Services students Paul Atwal, 16 from Ilford and Jessica Banks 17 from Dagenham try on the donated bulletproof vests

Barking & Dagenham College’s Public Services department has been donated real body armour to help with their training.

Students on the course are being prepared for a career in the emergency services or armed forces.

The donation has come from international body armour manufacturer and distributor SafeGuard Clothing. The donated bulletproof vests will help lecturers to better illustrate the working mechanics of safety equipment for front line service operatives with in-class demonstrations.

The tactical equipment will be used for role-play in classes to better illustrate how to make personal safety a priority in dealing with different types of ballistic threats. This will give students better understanding of the equipment law enforcement and military operatives use on a daily basis and the way it impacts their movement, agility and speed.

Thomas Bowman, speaking on behalf of SafeGuard Clothing said:

“We have made it a priority to partner with colleges such as Barking & Dagenham College to offer their students a well-rounded Public Service course.”

Tim Bamforth-White, Head of Department at Barking & Dagenham College commented:

“This kind donation offers students a dynamic learning experience to advance their knowledge and skills in their chosen field.”

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