Year five primary school pupils taught to stay safe

Hundreds of primary school children visited Ely fire station for a week of workshops highlighting safety at home and outdoors.

Around 500 year 5 students from local schools attended the Schools Safety Zone Challenge which ran from October 17th to 21st.

Eight different workshops were set up covering road safety, the internet, railways, animal and dog safety, fire safety, water safety and awareness, buying of safe goods and anti-social behaviour.

Delivering the safety message to the students, who were aged between nine and ten years old, were the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, British Transport Police, Wood Green Animal Charity, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and Trading Standards.

Schools that attended were Littleport Community School, Ely St Marys, Wilburton, Little Thetford, Robert Arkenstall, Millfield, Ely St Johns, Kings School Ely, Mepal and Witcham and The Lantern School.

Watch Commander Dave Rees said: “This has been a great week giving the children a fantastic opportunity to learn some potentially life saving messages.

“I would like to express my thanks to all the agencies involved for supporting the event, the volunteers and the firefighters at Ely for all their hard work in making this annual event a great success, particularly firefighter Darren Fox who lead on the organisation of the event.”