Park Hill Junior School (Kenilworth) Pupil Wins Warwick District Firework Safety Poem Competition 2016!

lauren-wallace-park-hill-junior-school-smLauren Wallace, aged 8, a pupil at Park Hill Junior School in Kenilworth has won first prize in the Warwick District Firework Safety Poem Competition 2016.

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.

 

 

Lauren’s Poem:

Enchanted Firework Safety

An enchanted crackle sparkles by,

swiftly lands on the moon lit sky.

Make sure you stand well back

so the twisting embers do not attack.

Don’t expect to light a fire

stand well back as the flames grow higher.

Keep a bucket near in hand,

exploding bonfires are a crackling band,

all ways remember to have fun,

but to be safe, don’t run.

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

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