PUPILS from a Bolton college last week went head-to-head
with a Manchester Academy to see who could front-up a county-wide
safety campaign on local radio.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) had the
difficult task of deciding which of the fireworks and bonfire
adverts would be aired on Key 103 leading up to November
And with judges so impressed by the work of the pupils and the
radio adverts created by Mount St Joseph Business and Enterprise
College and Manchester Communication Academy it was decided that
both would be used.
GMFRS and Key 103 joined school assemblies on Friday, October 21
- when it was announced that the pupils' adverts would be
aired. The thrilled pupils were presented with a certificate
to highlight their achievement and each school given a gold disk as
a thank you for their contribution towards the safe4autumn
Picture 1: Director of Prevention and Protection Peter
O'Reilly gives teacher at Mount St Joseph Business and Enterprise
College gold disk
Picture 2: Director of Prevention and Protection Peter
O'Reilly hands pupil of Manchester Communication Academy
Director of Prevention and Protection for GMFRS, Peter O'Reilly
said: "Both adverts were really creative and clearly highlighted
the key safety messages relating to bonfire and firework
safety. We were so impressed by the work of all the pupils we
agreed that both adverts would be aired on Key 103.
"Show your support and listen out for the adverts from today
(Monday, October 24) until November 5."
You can see the full advert schedule by
For more information about safety this autumn, including
educational resources, e-learning and teacher's toolkits, you can
where anyone aged six to16 has the chance to win an iPad.
To listen to the adverts click on the below links: