DADS and their lads got to spend some quality time
together while learning about Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Service at Stalybridge.
The group went to the fire station at the end of last month and
got to know the firefighters in the community room before going out
onto the yard and getting hands-on.
Both the fathers and sons got a better understanding of what
their local firefighters do while picking up some important safety
advice from the crews.
The Rosehill Primary School's Dads' Club was set up for fathers
with sons at the Ashton primary school to spend more time together
doing positive activies.
Francois Ladam, Family Cohesion Coordinator at Rosehill
Methodist Primary School, said: "Rosehill Primary Dads' Club had a
wonderful time with the fire fighters of Stalybridge Fire
"Kevin Eckersley organised the event in a great way and this has
been the best attendance we had in term of the number of dads
turning up to the monthly club. Kevin and his team were great with
the kids. All of them had a brilliant time."
They got to see the equipment up close and find out how
everything works at the station.
And the children got to see their dads trying out all the
equipment, which Francois thought would have a huge impact on the
He added: "Those activities were just spot on with the aim of
our school's dads club and helped us do exactly what we want to
Borough Manager Jon Heydon said: "Activities like this put us
right where we want to be - at the heart of our communities - so we
were delighted to have the Rosehill dads and lads visit us at
"The station is a brilliant environment that echoes exactly what
the school is trying to achieve with this group: there is a real
team atmosphere and Kevin and his crews made them a part of
"Of course, it also really matters to us that we work with
children and their parents so we can help be safer in their own
home and in their community."