Eastbourne School Wins Competition

Friday 29th July 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Esfr Contest

An Eastbourne school has won a Summer Safety competition.

Run by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, it encouraged children to design posters and write poems as to how they could keep safe during the summer holidays. Topics covered ranged from stranger danger and fire safety, to staying safe in the sun.

West Rise Junior school took the top prize. Education Officer Elaine Wink says, “We received some great entries and will be showing some of the entries received all summer on Twitter @esfrseducation”.

ESFRS Education Team visit schools and colleges delivering safety lessons.  Fire can have devastating consequences to buildings and peoples’ lives.  The Service are aware that sometimes young people set fires for a variety of reasons sadly sometimes through boredom, peer pressure or curiosity and our experience shows us that these issues become more prevalent over the summer holiday period. 

If you are concerned about a young person’s interest in or behaviour around fire, please contact East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service on 0303 999 1009 or email firewise@esfrs.org 

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