Pupils are on fire with their poster campaign!

Five pupils from Etone College in Nuneaton have been presented with certificates, medals and a selection of prizes by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) for their winning fire safety posters.

The year 7 and 8 pupils created the posters following the delivery of an innovative scheme of work, ‘Fire’, which is delivered through WFRS, Fire Safety Education Programme in secondary schools across Warwickshire.

‘Fire’ is used by teachers in schools during personal, social and health education lessons. As part of the programme, Community Fire Safety Officers work with each class to reinforce and extend the fire safety messages contained in ‘Fire!’ and are able to talk from first- hand experience about the consequences of fire.

The programme is very interactive and sees the pupils look at a range of different themes including the consequences of arson.

After delivering the programme at Etone College, the students and their PHSE coordinator were so impressed with the programme that it was decided that a joint poster competition would be run in partnership with the school to enhance on the learning the students had already gained.

In total over 70 posters were produced, but five winners were picked from across the two year groups. The winners from year 8 were; Talia and Kelsi who produced a joint poster. The winners for year 7 were; Joseph Jarr, Aneeqa Iliyas and Mohammed Adil

The certificates, medals and a selection of prizes were presented at a recent school assembly by Community Fire Safety Officer, Andy Morgan.

Talking about the competition, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Schools Education Officer, Ruth Greenhalgh said:

“I am really pleased for all of the winners of the competition. They did an amazing job of taking everything that they learnt during the ‘Fire’ sessions and put it down on paper in a very creative way. This is a great example of how reinforcing the learning in classroom can really benefit how young people learn about the dangers around them.”

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