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Children learn about road safety at Hanley fire station

28/09/2017

Top row L-R: Steven Barugh (DHL), Mrs Rebecca Mellor, George Mannion and Lucy Donnelly, Michael Brookes (DHL) Front row L-R: Olivia Sutton, Joshua Hellawell, Winnie Mongan, Samuel Moran, Tanis Bosson.
Top row L-R: Steven Barugh (DHL), Mrs Rebecca Mellor, George Mannion and Lucy Donnelly, Michael Brookes (DHL) Front row L-R: Olivia Sutton, Joshua Hellawell, Winnie Mongan, Samuel Moran, Tanis Bosson

School children visited Hanley community Fire Station on Friday September 22 to learn about truck and child safety (TACS) as part of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Safe+Sound project.

DHL showed year six students from across Stoke-on-Trent the danger that trucks present and how to avoid them. They brought in their HGV truck in order to demonstrate some of the most hazardous and important parts of road safety.

Helen Wood, Safe+Sound Business Development Manager, said: “It was great to have the students visit us at Hanley. They all seemed to really enjoy the session and learnt some priceless information and tips on how to stay safe near the road. It is great to see the children learning potentially life saving information but also having fun at the same time. The teachers also expressed their thanks for the sessions as they too gained some really useful tips to use when driving near trucks.

“Safe+Sound in Hanley also delivered workshops on alcohol awareness (Stoke-on-Trent City Council), mental health and wellbeing (Changes), anti-social behaviour (Staffordshire Police), fire safety in the home and nuisance fires (SFRS).

“We are looking to do a lot more of these type of sessions as part of the Safe+Sound project which aims to ensure everyone has the knowledge they need to make informed and positive lifestyle choices, improving their health, safety and wellbeing.”