Grantham schoolchildren learn to stay safe at Waddington fire and rescue training centre

Grantham National School pupils learned learn all about safety at Waddington.

Grantham National School pupils learned learn all about safety at Waddington.

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More than 100 children from the National School in Grantham learned essential skills in staying safe when they visited the fire and rescue training centre in Waddington.

The stay safe workshop for Year 6 pupils was organised by Lincolnshire County Council and delivered by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Lincolnshire Police, the RNLI and Lincolnshire’s Road Safety Partnership.

Grantham National School pupils learned safety skills at the fire and rescue training centre in Waddington.

Grantham National School pupils learned safety skills at the fire and rescue training centre in Waddington.

The children learned about fire safety, staying safe around water, how to stay protected on social media, bullying, keeping safe around cars and identifying hazards on the roads, as well as anti-social behaviour and its consequences.

Andy Payne, stay safe partnership co-ordinator at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Community safety is a key priority for us. It’s so important we prepare our young people for the future. These multi-agency ‘stay safe’ days allow us to work with young people in an interesting and engaging environment and to get our safety advice across in a fun and exciting way.”

Mr Tranter, year 6 teacher at the National School in Grantham, commented: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to send our young people to a ‘stay safe’ day. It allows our pupils to learn more about how they can keep safe – in a practical and entertaining way, rather than purely through classroom learning. We hope that it will teach them things which they can use at school and take home to use in real life situations.”

To find out more about the ‘stay safe’ days or to organise for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue to do a safety talk at your school, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ssp or contact Andy Payne on Andrew.payne@lincolnshire.gov.uk