Truro and Penwith College have been given a sample bulletproof vest, to support their Uniformed Public Services study programme.

The vest was given to the college by SafeGuard Clothing, and will be used for student demonstrations to better illustrate a number of activities relating to safety.

The donation demonstrates SafeGuard's commitment to advancing education by providing a hands-on experience for students.

The donated bulletproof vest will join the rest of the equipment used by the college for the Uniformed Public Servies study programme.

Safeguard Clothing is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of body armour and is involved in research and development for new materials to enhance the wearability of protective body armour for public service employees.

Tomas Bowman, communications manager at SafeGuard, said: "Safeguard is a brand built on innovation with a strong focus on public safety, which is the driving force behind this initiative.

"Our intent to take student learning experiences to the next level in the classroom will allow for detailed technical analysis across Uniformed Public Services programmes."

Emma Seward-Adams, head of sport and public services, said: "Having a vest here for students to see and handle gives them a real sense of the equipment.

"Students have already had experience of wearing it whilst carrying out physical activities to see how it impacts on movement."

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