Binley Woods pupils get top fire safety tips

Year 1 children with community fire safety officer Tony Harris
Year 1 children with community fire safety officer Tony Harris

Pupils at Binley Woods Primary School, Rugby have had a valuable lesson in fire safety this week from some local heroes.

Firefighters from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service spent the morning with pupils from year 1 and year 5, giving fire safety sessions to some very enthusiastic pupils.

The sessions were part of an ongoing fire safety programme which runs in over 200 schools across Warwickshire.

The service’s schools liaison officer, Ruth Greenhalgh, said: “The aim of the schools programme is to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of fire safety behaviour and to provide them with survival skills they need, should the worst happen and they have a fire in their home.

“The sessions our firefighters deliver are designed to be interactive and crews use a variety of resources and visual aids to help keep pupils engaged. The best thing about the programme is that the children take what they have learnt home and pass it onto their parents.”

Pictured above are year 1 children with community fire safety officer Tony Harris.