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Fire safety in the school spotlight

FIREFIGHTERS from Sheldon Red Watch paid a visit to Blakesley Primary School recently to talk to the children about fire safety and to help the youngsters with their latest project.

FIREFIGHTERS from Sheldon Red Watch paid a visit to Blakesley Primary School recently to talk to the children about fire safety and to help the youngsters with their latest project.

The enthusiastic youngsters have been looking into the history of the Great Fire of London in 1666 and firefighters showed them what people did to get help back in the 17th century and pictures of the sort of primitive hoses the firemen had to fight the massive blaze.

The crew then demonstrated some of the equipment they have now and pupils and teachers had the chance to try on some modern fire kit.

They had a look around the fire engine and, under the supervision of the firefighters, were able to spray some water as well.

The children learned what to do if they discover a fire including how to dial 999.

They also played a game of Chinese whispers to understand how important it is to give the correct information when speaking to the operator.

Firefighter Matt Geoghegan said: ”It is really important that we do what we can to teach children about fire safety at an early age and it’s been nice to be able to help with their school project on the Great Fire of London.”

 

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