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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

School Children on Station

A class of three to five year olds from St Peter’s Pre School have had their first lesson onsite at Rising Brook Community Fire Station this morning.

"The children are really enjoyed their first classes this morning where they firstly received a tour of the Fire Station and the fire engine."

Watch Manager, Chris Hughes

The class will now be on station from 10.30am every Friday and are issued with fire kit to wear throughout the lessons. They then play games linked to numeracy, hand eye co-ordination and reading skills, interact with the firefighters and glove puppets and finish off with a story based on fire safety.

The classes link in with National Curriculum and are Ofsted assessable. Watch Manager, Chris Hughes said: "The classes are an ideal way to interact with the children to promote fire safety messages whilst at the same time allowing for educational learning.

"The children are really enjoyed their first classes this morning where they firstly received a tour of the Fire Station and the fire engine."

Senior Childcare Assistant at St Peter’s Pre School, Carina Cottrill said: "The children have absolutely loved their first lesson and were very enthusiastic throughout. They especially enjoyed looking around and getting into the fire engine, I think they’d have stayed all day if they could, they’re already looking forward to next week."

Year 7 pupils from Stafford Sports College will also be taking lessons at Rising Brook Community Fire Station, and will attend on Wednesday mornings. 

The sessions will teach them about risk assessments, first aid, manual handling, fire safety in the home and safety on the roads.

The 76 strong year group will also be helping to build a database of risks within the local community and with their help; Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be able to improve the safety of the local community.

The classes are part of the school’s Citizenship Programme and the children will learn about the history and involvement of the Fire Service locally and across the county.