College students support NHS Barnsley

Our Hair and Beauty and Public Services students took part in a live emergency exercise for NHS Barnsley which tested how Barnsley Hospital would respond if a bomb went off in the town centre.

The simulation, called Exercise Escorial, revolves around an explosion caused by incendiary devices in a busy town. Public Services students played the role of volunteer ‘victims’ who wore theatrical make-up to simulate injuries created by Hair and Beauty students.

Bailey Naylor, 16, of Shortfield Court, Barnsley, said: “I really enjoyed playing a part in the Exercise Escorial and I find it a privilege to help out our emergency services. It has definitely provided me with experience I can use in the future.”

Liz Leek, Vice Principal for Curriculum at Barnsley College, added: “The students’ behaviour and attitude was exemplary. They really got into their roles and gave the NHS staff a realistic experience of managing people in a difficult and emergency environment. Each student played their part in helping achieve the aims and objectives for the day which will shape future training and real life incident responses.”


Last updated: 18th April 2018

Originally posted on: 18th April 2018