Students taught to stay safe

Pupils from primary schools across East Cambridgeshire recently visited Ely Fire Station to learn about staying safe at home and outside.


Eight different workshops were set up, during the week long event, covering road safety, the internet, railways, animal safety, water awareness, fire safety, buying of safe goods and antisocial behaviour.

The special programme, known as the Schools Safety Zones Challenge, was attended by about 500 year five students between October 17 and 21.
Schools taking part were Ely St John’s, Kings Ely, Ely St Mary’s, The Lantern, Littleport Community School, Millfield School, Wilburton, Little Thetford, Robert Arkenstall, Mepal and Wicham Schools.
Delivering the safety message to the students, who were aged between nine and ten years old, were the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, British Transport Police, Wood Green Animal Charity, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and Trading Standards.
Watch Commander Dave Rees, of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “This has been a great week giving the children a fantastic opportunity to learn some potentially life saving messages.
“I would like to express my thanks to all the agencies involved for supporting the event, the volunteers and the firefighters at Ely for all their hard work in making this annual event a great success, particularly firefighter Darren Fox who led on the organisation of the event.”

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