Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue workshops

 Helping children understand the dangers and make safe and positive choices is an important part of their development. This week Stonehenge and White Horse classes met with the fire and rescue team, developing their knowledge about fire detection, escape and fire prevention in the home. The children enjoyed trying on fire safety equipment and talking through safety procedures, with the younger children learning phrases and rhymes to help them remember important information. As always, our children asked some very pertinent questions as they considered how to behave during an emergency situation in their own home.

Inspired by fire fighters, Y5&6 children learned about important life skills such as communication, teamwork, perseverance and fitness. Following some training in fire investigation, they worked in groups reporting their findings and safety recommendations. Research shows that empowering children with the responsibility to “think Firefighter” will influence their actions appropriately - Think*Act*Stay Safe*. Lovely to share this feedback ‘The listening skills, discussion and participation from Holy Trinity children was superb – thoughtful questions, great teamwork, with a brilliant attitude to learning and impeccable behaviour’.