News from Unit­ingCare Gal­ston Early Learn­ing Cen­tre

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - News -

Our lo­cal com­mu­nity have played a great part in our Ed­u­ca­tional Pro­gram through­out the month of April. Only a few weeks ago we con­tacted the Gal­ston Fire Brigade due to a re-oc­cur­ring in­ter­est in draw­ing fire trucks and dis­cussing how to put out fires in our preschool room. Af­ter or­gan­is­ing a time, some of our lo­cal fire fight­ers from Gal­ston Fire Brigade vol­un­teered to come and visit the cen­tre with their fire truck. This ex­pe­ri­ence al­lowed the chil­dren to meet some of the lo­cal fire fight­ers as well as par­tic­i­pate in some hands on pro­vi­sions.

The an­tic­i­pa­tion be­gan to build as the fire brigade let off their sirens upon ar­rival and shorty af­ter we wel­comed the fire fight­ers to our cen­tre. The chil­dren par­tic­i­pated in a dis­cus­sion re­gard­ing fire safety and the im­por­tance of un­der­stand­ing what ac­tions we need to do in case of a fire. This led to a phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity which taught the chil­dren to stop, drop and roll!

Af­ter our lit­tle sem­i­nar, we headed out to the truck. We even had the op­por­tu­nity to climb up into the truck and lis­ten to the fire­man dis­cuss the im­por­tance of why they need to wear their spe­cial uni­forms and hel­mets. Fi­nally we moved to the back of the truck where the hose was set up with a pre­tend fire. Each child was able to put on their fire fighter uni­form and hold on to the hose to ex­tin­guish the pre­tend fire.

On be­half of all the chil­dren and ed­u­ca­tors here at Gal­ston Early Learn­ing Cen­tre we would like to thank the vol­un­teer Fire Fight­ers who gave up their Thurs­day morn­ing to ed­u­cate the chil­dren on fire safety.

If you would like to come and have a look at the cen­tre or ask any ques­tions re­gard­ing our Ed­u­ca­tional Pro­gram please feel free to con­tact the Cen­tre Di­rec­tor Daniela Balmer on 9653 1475.

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