Students from Year 6 at Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre in Kidderminster attended the Wyre Forest Fire Station on Thursday 15th June as part of the Wyre Forest Young Citizen Challenge.
Taking part in a series of workshops that addressed everyday safety issues, these annual sessions are aimed at year 6 students and designed to be entertaining as well as informative, but importantly convey key safety messages which should benefit the children throughout their lives.
The sessions, organised by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with West Mercia Police, Severn Area Rescue Association, Western Power Distribution, WMP Road Safety Team, and the Safer Roads Partnership, included key messages about understanding the dangers of swimming in rivers and lakes, to never mess with electricity, and to always wear a bicycle helmet when cycling.
Holy Trinity Headteacher Pamela Leek-Wright said: “This was an incredible opportunity for our pupils to understand how to keep safe in numerous situations and thanks must go out to all the services involved, who play such an important role within our community.”
Pupils were also encouraged to go home and check that they have a fire alarm on each floor of their houses, practise their get out routines and that they should close downstairs doors at night, and plan an escape route from their house in the unfortunate event of a house fire.