CHILDREN at a school in Blackley were treated to a visit
from their local firefighters at their fundraising
Firefighters from Green Watch at Blackley Fire Station took a
fire engine to Camberwell Park Specialist Support School for their
fundraising day on Saturday, December 3, 2011.
Camberwell Park is a specialist support school for pupils with
severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex
communication difficulties including autism.
Green Watch spent more than two hours at the school supporting
the fundraising event.
It was a worthwhile day raising much needed cash for the school
and it was also an excellent opportunity for crews to meet the
children and parents.
Crew Manager Paul Brunt said: "Towards the end of the
fundraising day, I was fortunate enough to have a brief meeting
with Headteacher Mary Isherwood - Mary and I agreed the fire engine
had made quite an impact on the children there.
"We are now looking into crews visiting the school throughout
the year to discuss fire and personal safety issues with the
school's pupils and their parents."
Headteacher Mary Isherwood said: "It is really important for our
children to learn through real experiences so having a fire engine
on site and members of your crew is a fantastic way of supporting
their learning about fire safety - as well as being loads of fun to
sit on a fire engine too!
"Having the fire engine at school yesterday for our fundraising
event helped to keep the children engaged in the afternoon and
attract people to come into the school.
"We did a quick count up at the end of the afternoon and think
we have raised just short of £1000 for our school funds which is