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Pembrokeshire College hosted a group of Swedish students for two weeks as part of a ground-breaking scheme to develop relationships between Wales and Sweden and enrich the experiences of the participants. Welsh students spent two weeks in Sweden before the Swedish group came to Wales.
‘Shared Horizons’ is a project for public services students and gave opportunities to budding firefighters, paramedics and those wishing to enter the armed services. Welsh students had the chance to experience some real fire-fighting –, while the Swedish students had the first chance to experience outward-bound type activities and enjoyed coasteering and other water-based pursuits during their trips to St David’s. “We love it here in Wales!’ said 18 year old Marcus Frankler, “Everybody has been so friendly and open with us, we have had a great time!” Jonas Lundquist, aged 18, said: “We have studied Wales as part of our education, but we had no idea how beautiful the country is! “Coasteering was definitely our favourite part of our trip – though we have also enjoyed eating lots of fish and chips!”
The trip has involved lots of trips and visits, including having faggots and mushy peas at Tafarn Zinc, surfing in St David’s and visiting historic sites. The students will also be visiting Cardiff fire station.
The Shared Horizons project is open to Public Services and Health students studying at Pembrokeshire College. These students are between 16 and 18 years old and are in vocational training leading to a career in either the Uniformed Public Service or Armed Services.