WHITEFIELD firefighters paid St Hilda's Primary School a
visit to help pupils stay safe during the Hallowe'en and Bonfire
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's Blue Watch arranged
the visit as part of the safe4autumn seasonal campaign as
a way to deliver safety tips to the Prestwich youngsters.
Firefighter Tom Wheeler and other members of the crew talked to
Years 5 and 6 at the school about firework safety, sticking
together when out and about this autumn and
Tom said: "The kids were really good and asked some interesting
questions. We talked about keeping safe over Hallowe'en and
"We advised everyone to go to organised bonfires and also spoke
to them about antisocial behaviour."
Headteacher Adele Gaunt said: "It was a fantastic talk from
which the children learned a lot about keeping safe during the
"The children really enjoyed it and particularly liked the
interactive display and dressing up as a firefighter against the
"It's lovely to have the support, we feel very positive about
it. The fire service do a fantastic job anyway, but when they
make the extra effort to come and see the children it's great."