The mane attraction

SADDLE UP: Horse care assessor, Leah Stephenson, grooms Melissa Howarth and Nicola Middlemiss, apprentices Victoria Haydock and Abigail Carden, PC John Barron and Sgt Paul Johnson with Alf the horse
SADDLE UP: Horse care assessor, Leah Stephenson, grooms Melissa Howarth and Nicola Middlemiss, apprentices Victoria Haydock and Abigail Carden, PC John Barron and Sgt Paul Johnson with Alf the horse

A VISIT to a police mounted section proved to be the mane attraction for some college apprentices.

A group of horsecare apprentices from East Durham College got to visit Cleveland Police’s mounted section during National Apprenticeship Week.

The five students spent a day at the police’s stable in Ormesby, in Middlesbrough.

Sergeant Paul Johnson said: “We were pleased to support National Apprenticeship Week and in particular the apprentice students from East Durham College.”

Gemma Rowan, an apprenticeship placement officer at the college, was thrilled that the students got involved in National Apprenticeship Week.

She said: “The students have been able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, and have shown that apprenticeships are the way forward.”