Wisbech school children visit the Safety Zone

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

The multi-agency interactive workshop at Wisbech Fire Station welcomed about 300 Year 5 pupils from 13 local schools throughout the week (June 27-July 1) 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, fire safety, road safety, anti-social behaviour, first aid and animal husbandry.

Crew Commander Tim Carr, Wisbech Fire Station, said: “The safety zone is a great way of engaging young people in our community in a fun and interactive way and all the children seemed to enjoy the day as well as learn some important useful information along the way.”

Representatives from Fenland District Council, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, St John’s Ambulance and Woodgreen Animal Shelter joined fire service staff and volunteers to deliver the important messages to youngsters