She’ll grow into it – kids try life as a fire­fighter for size...

Chil­dren get ‘fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity’ to learn about emer­gency ser­vice

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by KATY CLIFTON katy.clifton@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Katy_Clifton1

BUDDING fire­fight­ers at an Amer­sham-based school got a glimpse into the work of the emer­gency ser­vices last week.

Early years pupils at St Mary’s School, in School Lane, are study­ing oc­cu­pa­tions and were vis­ited by Buck­ing­hamshire fire­fight­ers.

The chil­dren learned how to phone for a fire en­gine in an emer­gency and what to say to the 999 op­er­a­tors.

Dawn Lam­min, of St Mary’s School, said the event was a real suc­cess and was a great op­portu- nity for the chil­dren.

“It was a fan­tas­tic learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and the early years chil­dren en­joyed it all,” she said.

Af­ter the stu­dents learned about phon­ing the emer­gency ser­vices, they went out to see a real fire en­gine, sat in the truck and tried on hel­mets.

Fire­fight­ers taught them about dif­fer­ent parts of the truck and the pupils even had a chance to hold the truck’s wa­ter hose.

Chil­dren got the op­por­tu­nity to look at fire­fight­ing equip­ment close up

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