YOUNGSTERS in Tameside should be that bit safer during
the summer break thanks to the joint efforts Greater Manchester
Fire and Rescue Service and their partners.
School pupils aged 11 to 14 from the borough have been seen in
huge numbers before they broke up for the summer this week to
ensure they are set to keep themselves safe whether at home or out
and about during the summer holidays.
GMFRS' Tameside team has worked with Tameside Council and
Greater Manchester Police to ensure that pupils in the first three
years of the secondary schools in the borough were well prepared to
take good care of themselves.
Firefighter Helen Riley said: "It's really important that we
work together to help keep young people safe during the summer
"The combination of what could be long warm days and the free
time the holidays give them means that there are many things to
consider whether they're at home or out and about to make the most
"They learned about a whole range of issues during the
presentations we gave to them - water safety, grass fires,
antisocial behaviour, robbery and personal safety advice and we
even talked to them about using social media safely."
The team visited five schools and, as a result, around 1,600
school pupils were seen and spoken with.