Finalist of SAS: Who Dares Wins due to visit Pool Academy

Midwife Louise Gabbitas, finalist from this year’s 'SAS: Who Dares Wins', could soon be visiting Pool Academy.

She has been invited to talk to students about life opportunities and midwifery. Her planned visit coincides with the secondary school’s Combined Cadet Force launch event on March 25.

The Ministry of Defence and the Department of Education recently gave Pool Academy the nod to set up its own cadet force.

Simon Ferguson, from Pool Academy, will be the Contingent Commander. He invited Louise to speak to students during assembly.

Louise is well-known for her grit and determination whilst taking part in the recent Channel 4 show which dared contestants to take part in gruelling challenges.

She has agreed, all going well, to come and see students as soon as she finishes her night shift at The Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Simon Ferguson said: “It is really exciting to be launching our new Combined Cadet Force. It is a scheme that will offer some amazing opportunities to our students and it is wonderful to see how many people are getting involved and sending us their support."

Former student, Surgeon-Lieutenant Commander Cara Swain RN, will also be attending the launch speaking to Year 11 and spending some time at the Academy. Members of the Armed Forces from the Army Careers Office and 165 Port and Maritime Regiment will be in attendance, as well as a representative from the Office of George Eustice MP.

Mr Ferguson added: “We are very grateful to Louise to take some time out of her busy life to speak to and inspire our students on the CCF launch day as well as the continued support from Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Swain, 165 Regiment RLC, the Forces, George Eustice and our community.”  

Christiana Richardson