Lexie Amies, a pupil at Outwoods Primary School in Atherstone, has won first prize in the North Warwickshire Firework Safety Poem Competition 2017.
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.
Warwickshire County Councillor Howard Roberts, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety said:
“I’m delighted that so many Warwickshire school children have entered this year’s competition. The poems and posters have been very imaginative and I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate both our winners and thank everyone for taking part.”
“Many children love to watch fireworks, but it’s important that they are kept safe. Warwickshire’s Trading Standards and Fire and Rescue Services seek to keep children safe by helping to 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 2018 campaign.
For more information on fire safety visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireandrescue.