She’ll grow into it – kids try life as a firefighter for size...
Children get ‘fantastic opportunity’ to learn about emergency service
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