Daniel Clarke and Bobby Linecor, pupils at Eastlands Primary School, Rugby have won first prize in the Rugby Firework Safety Poem and Poster Competition.
Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards and Fire and Rescue Services organise the annual competition to help warn children about the dangers of fireworks. Children are asked to design a poster or write a poem that will help warn children and young people about the dangers of fireworks.
Around half of all firework injuries happen to children under the age of 16 years, many of whom may have burn scars, for life.
Warwickshire County Councillor John Horner, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety said: “The firework safety message is very important and I’m delighted to say that we’ve had a great response to our competition this year, with over 1000 children taking part. I congratulate our winners and thank everyone for taking part.”
Warwickshire County Councillor Philip Johnson, Chair of the council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee added: “Warwickshire’s Trading Standards Service and Fire and Rescue Service help ensure that fireworks are stored safely, are not sold to young people under the age of 18 and that children are protected when they attend firework events.”
Each winner will receive a £25 book token and a visit to a fire station. Their poster or poem will also be used as part of the November 2017 campaign.
For more information on fire safety visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireandrescue