STUDENTS from Sacred Heart College were given sea survival training this term.
The school recently came first in the Petroleum Club of WA’s Next Generation program, which teaches students from Years 8 to 10 about the oil and gas industry.
As a reward, students were given a tour of the Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention’s offshore and maritime training centre.
The students took part in some of the training needed to work in the offshore oil and gas industry.
It included a helicopter underwater escape training exercise, sea survival and first aid.
They also sampled food rations from a life raft.
“To have this once in a lifetime experience for our Year 8 boys was amazing and something they will be talking about for a long time to come,” Sacred Heart College’s head of gifted and talented Tanya Atherton said.
Foundation centre executive manager Mike Gillespie said it was a “great way to introduce students interested in the oil and gas industry to the importance of safety training in a fun way”.