Snakes alive - Community Trainers skill up with Professional Development

11 October 2018
Over 25 Community Trainers gathered at Royal Life Saving WA HQ recently to partake in some very interesting and hands-on Professional Development sessions.

During the day-long event, the Community Trainers were enthralled by a series of face-to-face professional development sessions with presentations from The Department of Parks and Wildlife, BlueFire Plus and Paul Kenyon - The Snake Whisperer.

Sam Bell, Community Education Officer, remarked on the day: “The day was an opportunity for the trainers to learn new information and skills which they can apply to the lifesaving courses they deliver across Western Australia”

“It also provided a great opportunity for us to speak with the trainers and find out in depth, what they have been up to and what great things they are doing across WA. Our trainers are a vital part of our organisation and the messages and skills they convey to the Western Australian community have the power to save lives.”

“We are always working with our trainers to ensure our professional development sessions are unique and interesting and we look forward to the next one!”

The day was concluded with a visit for The Snake Whisperer, Paul Kenyon, who dazzled and amazed the group with his snake wielding and informative demonstrations. There was also a chance for the trainers to challenge their fears and get their hands on some non-lethal snakes!

“Paul Kenyon the Snake Whisperer was a great inclusion given we are approaching the warmer weather which is when snakes start to appear. It was also great for many trainers to challenge themselves and come face to face with some snakes, small and large.”

All in all, it was a very informative and interesting day of professional development. For more information on what it means to be a community trainer, please click the link below.

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