Emergency services give a safety lesson to Banbury school pupils

PCSO Rob Bliss pictured with pupils at the Grange County Primary School after he visited on Friday. NNL-160229-143049001
PCSO Rob Bliss pictured with pupils at the Grange County Primary School after he visited on Friday. NNL-160229-143049001

Children from the Grange County Primary School in Banbury enjoyed meeting a police officer and several firefighters as part of their new topic To the Rescue!

The Key Stage One pupils spent last Friday meeting PCSO Rob Bliss and members of Green Watch based at Banbury Fire Station in Cope Road, and were given the chance to dress in uniform, go in a riot van and practice escaping from a smoke filled room.

Year Two pupil Charlotte Palmer also tries on a firefighter's helmet. NNL-160229-143131001

Year Two pupil Charlotte Palmer also tries on a firefighter's helmet. NNL-160229-143131001

Jude Barratt, deputy headteacher, said: “It is so important for children to be provided with hands on experiences to support their learning. The children have taken away key messages on how to keep themselves safe and how to conduct themselves in the case of an emergency.

“The visiting fire and police services have provided a great teaching context for our literacy sessions and have brought the children’s learning to life. This has greatly supported the progress and attainment of our children.

“They thoroughly enjoyed sharing their learning with their parents, on our ‘Come to school with your child’ morning, where parents came to our spelling punctuation and grammar lessons.”

Banbury Fire Station's Green Watch pictured with pupils at the Grange County Primary School following their visit last Friday. NNL-160229-143114001

Banbury Fire Station's Green Watch pictured with pupils at the Grange County Primary School following their visit last Friday. NNL-160229-143114001

Year Two pupil Sachin Mann tries on a firefighter helmet. NNL-160229-143103001

Year Two pupil Sachin Mann tries on a firefighter helmet. NNL-160229-143103001

PCSO Rob Bliss pictured with pupils at the Grange County Primary School following his visit last Friday. NNL-160103-095437001

PCSO Rob Bliss pictured with pupils at the Grange County Primary School following his visit last Friday. NNL-160103-095437001