To nurture the skills of resilience is key to providing young people with the ability to cope with stress, adversity, failure and challenges. Resilience is evident when young people have a greater ability to “bounce back” when faced with difficulties and achieve positive outcomes.
Resilience empowers individuals to recognise that following fire safety rules can prevent accidents and potential deaths. It allows them to be aware and share good practices with their peers, families and other members of the community.
The Cambridgeshire Fire Service offers a comprehensive programme for school.
In some areas, schools participate in a Safety Zone programme which provide the Year 5 and 6 pupils with the opportunity to visit a fire station to take part in a range of interactive workshops run by the fire service and partner agencies, all focused on staying safe.
If you are interested in participating in the programmes offered you will need to complete a ‘Contact Form’ available on:
Due to COVID-19, all Safety Zone events scheduled for the Summer Term have unfortunately had to be cancelled.
In order to maintain some form of delivery in the current climate however, the Fire Service is in the process of collaborating with partner organisations to produce a virtual Safety Zone package comprising of a video and activity booket – this will be available to access here on the Healthy Schools website in the Autumn Term. More details are to follow.
Source – Cambridgeshire Fire Service
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
Teaching fire safety in schools The Fire and Rescue Service provide free fire safety education to children in primary and secondary schools within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Our fire crews, community fire safety officers and community champions carry out interactive educational workshops in schools and at fire stations, reaching out to thousands of Key Stage 1,