Cambridgeshire primary school pupils spend week learning to stay safe

St Neots firefighters spent a week welcoming more than 500 primary school children to the station for safety talks.

Community Safety Officer Jill Gibbs organised last week’s Safety Zone Challenge, which saw 580 nine and ten year old come through the doors to learn about how to stay safe in their homes and outdoor environments.

The year five students listened to talks on water safety, smoke alarms and how to safely evacuate a building during a fire, as well as road safety, cyber 
bullying, first aid, animal husbandry and level crossing and railway safety.

The safety talks were delivered by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Road Safety, Trading Standards, British Transport Police and Wood Green Animal Shelter.

Watch Commander Jon-Paul Jones, from St Neots Fire Station, said: “We were delighted to host Safety Zone again and hope children had fun and will stay safer because of it.”

Jill added: “They have all been really well behaved and really excited and the week is always really well attended. Schools in the St Neots area are all really supportive.”

Ten year old Hayden Davies from Priory Junior School in St Neots, had an extra special day because his dad, firefighter Paul Davies, was on duty during his visit to the station.

He said: “I was really happy I got the chance to come the day my dad was at work” and described the event as “wonderful.”