Key Stage 3 fire safety education

photo of an Arson About production

This page gives examples of some of the schemes we have run in the county.

Arson About

We teamed up with StopWatch, one of the UK's most prolific educational theatre companies, to teach Year Eight students the hard lessons of playing with fire.

The hard-hitting messages were delivered as a piece of interactive drama in a bid to make young people think twice before setting fire to something. The play is centred around a typical arson incident that starts out as a piece of fun but ends in tragedy.

The play was successfully delivered to around 20 schools across the county each year in a joint venture between the fire service and the police.

It is hoped the powerful message stays with the young audience for a long time afterwards.

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