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Cambridge Regional College Travel & Tourism students fly high with Monarch

Travel and Tourism students had a taste of life on the edge when they went to a cabin crew training centre – and found themselves fighting fires and evacuating an aircraft.

Thirty-eight students from Cambridge Regional College took part in an intensive, hands-on day with the experts, taking part in simulated disaster plans and learning how to manage in an emergency.

They were given an insight into a day in the life of cabin crew at the Monarch Training Centre in Luton, where they practiced evacuation protocol, firefighting and using emergency slides – passing the day with flying colours and receiving a certificate from Monarch.

Tourism Lecturer Freya Gladwin said it had been a very active and inspirational day. “Monarch airlines gave the students a fantastic hands-on day, which was a great experience for them all,” she said.

“It provided a real insight into the role and responsibilities of different members of crew – particularly relevant for many of our students who hope to join airlines and develop their career in this field.”

The popular course puts a big emphasis on work experience, trips and work placements, and students go on to further study – including a degree in tourism management – or straight into work in the industry.

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