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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Pupils leave the classroom for lessons in fire safety

18 September 2015

School pupils will be leaving the classroom for a lesson in fire safety as part of a pioneering partnership between Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Safer City Partnership.  The campaign, which highlights the perils of playing with fire and the consequences of anti-social behaviour, delivers a serious message through a series of fun, interactive workshops.

“These events allow pupils to step outside the classroom to learn some really important life lessons.  Educating children early on to the dangers is key to driving home the message and can have a positive influence on their future behaviour.”

Donna Broadhead - Prevention Manager

The high profile campaign is funded by Safer City Partnership and sees Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stoke on Trent City Council, West Midlands Ambulance Service and the Young People’s Drug Project working together.

They will host a series of events between now and September 29th, 2015.

Hundreds of year six pupils will be taught basic lifesaving skills and will discuss anti-social behaviours, the dangers of deliberately starting grass fires, home safety and internet safety.  They will also learn about the consequences of drug and alcohol addiction.

The sessions will be held at Hanley Community Fire Station, Lower Bethesda Street.

Donna Broadhead, Prevention Manager said: “These events allow pupils to step outside the classroom to learn some really important life lessons. The workshops inform them about the potential consequences of anti-social behaviour such as deliberately starting a grass fire and making hoax 999 calls.  Activities such as these divert resources away from the frontline and from potentially life-threatening incidents.  Educating children early on to the dangers is key to driving home the message and can have a positive influence on their future behaviour.”