Trainees out and about in the Community

Jane Reilly  |  Published: Sep 5th 2016

Servicemen Awaiting Trade Training (SATTs) from RAF Halton have assisted Princes Risborough School this week. They recently finished their 10 week basic training course at Recruit Training Squadron and whilst awaiting their Phase 2 professional training for an array of trades within the Royal Air Force they aided the school preparing the grounds ready for the new school year beginning this week.

The trainees split up into smaller groups to work as efficiently as possible and achieved more than was anticipated. At the end the two days they had tackled a very overgown garden and chicken coup area, cut back numerous hedges and undergrowth. The surrounding fence was given a fresh coat of paint and an outdoor stage area was sanded down and repainted.  Overall the school now has a fresh clean look and the team made a huge improvement.

A statement from the SATTs said: “The basic training we completed proved beneficial with team work and assistance to others.  Local engagement in the community has given us all a sense of achievement and projected the SATTs as ambassadors for the Royal Air Force. School governors, teaching staff and care-takers were very grateful for the hard work we carried out, which allows the site staff to focus on other tasks required around the school grounds.

Cpl Mountfield-Palmer, who supervised the group,said: “This group of SATTS have worked very hard to achieve so much over just two days.  They learned to work together in a challenging environment and as a result members of the wider community have benefitted.  I am positive that the strive for excellence will carry them throughout their Royal Air Force careers.”

group photo
painting shed
working on the playground
painting fence
trimming hedges
The airmen and airwomen carry out tasks.
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