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Lucy’s role in TV show

Posted onPosted on 25th Feb
Lucy’s role in TV show

Lucy Wright, left, with paramedic colleagues.

FORMER West Nottinghamshire College student Lucy Wright is to feature in a BBC documentary about the working lives of trainee paramedics.
The 21-year-old will star with fellow students on Junior Paramedics, a seven-part series that starts on BBC3 on Thursday at 9pm, following their jobs as trainee paramedics in the East Midlands.
Lucy, of Sutton, studied her A-Levels in film, media, English and biology at the college, before going on study a Foundation Degree in Paramedic Science at the University of Northampton.
As part of her course she is on a year-long placement with the East Midlands Ambulance Service based in Leicester.
The BBC approached the university to film students on placement to show what life as a trainee paramedic is like. The series follows the lives of nine student paramedics as they experience their six weeks’ placement with the East Midlands Ambulance Service.
It shows them being thrown on to the emergency frontline at the busiest time of year during the six weeks leading up to Christmas.
Lucy said: “Audiences will be able to see a snapshot of what me and my trainee colleagues have to deal with on a daily basis such as attending road traffic collisions, helping to get long-term care for patients and dealing with the elderly.
“It was quite exciting to be filmed and I’ve enjoyed working alongside fully-trained paramedic staff.
“I’m looking forward to starting my emergency driving course and becoming a qualified paramedic.”