St Neots schoolchildren visit the Safety Zone

Fire safety, cyber bullying and learning how to stay safe around open water have been on the curriculum this week for hundreds of Cambridgeshire schoolchildren at the St Neots Safety Zone.

The multi-agency interactive workshop at St Neots Fire Station welcomed about 450 Year 5 pupils from local schools throughout the week (May 16-20) to understand how to stay safe.

Different agencies set up 'zones' which small groups of children visited to learn about a specific area of safety, including water safety, smoke alarms and evacuation, road and bike safety, cyber bulling, first aid and animal husbandry.

Jill Gibbs, Community Fire Safety Officer in St Neots, said: “The safety zone is a great way of engaging young people in our community in a fun and interactive way and we’re thrilled to host it. This is an important partnership event that a number of local agencies get involved with and we’re always pleased by the positive feedback from schools.”

Representatives from Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Cambridgeshire County Council’s road safety team, Trading Standards and Woodgreen Animal Shelter joined fire service staff and volunteers to deliver the important messages to youngsters. 

A special thank you to Tesco of St Neots for proving refreshments for the week.

fire officer teaching CPR.