Emergency services raise pupils awareness

PUBLISHED: 12:24 08 November 2006 | UPDATED: 14:52 12 May 2010

REPRESENTATIVES from the police and Fire and Rescue services visited a school in Royston last week to raise awareness on pupils personal safety. The Greneway School in Garden Walk, Royston, held a Keeping Safe day in conjunction with their Personal Soc

REPRESENTATIVES from the police and Fire and Rescue services visited a school in Royston last week to raise awareness on pupils personal safety.

The Greneway School in Garden Walk, Royston, held a 'Keeping Safe' day in conjunction with their Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) curriculum.

Throughout the day pupils were shown how they can keep themselves and others safe by taking part in a number of activities.

Pupils were visited by North Hertfordshire's Youth Crime Reduction Officer, PC Colin Mingay and Royston fire-fighters who gave advice and demonstrations on the risks associated with bonfires and fireworks.

A spokesman for the Royston fire services said: "We visited the school to raise awareness and safety issues regarding bonfire night and the dangers of fireworks. It is important that they know how to be safe. This is the second year that we have visited the school for such an activity and is something that can really benefit the pupils."

The day was also supported by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, which is the only UK charity that is solely devoted to community personal safety.

Greneway's PSHE/Citizenship co-ordinator, Allan Gee said: "We hope that the days events will dramatically and positively enhance every pupils awareness of their own personal safety."

"The fire service worked with pupils, looking at aspects of personal safety linked to fireworks and bonfires. We hope it had an effect during Bonfire Night.

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