OVER half a million people will hear fire safety radio adverts
about the dangers of grass fires voiced by children from one of two
Oldham High Schools.
Children from Oldham Academy North or Hathershaw College will be
heard during the Easter holidays thanks to a partnership between
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and Key 103.
Kathryn Aylett, GMFRS' Children and Young People's (CYP) Programmes
Co-ordinator said: "We chose the two schools to create a fire
safety advert about grass fires because it's a seasonal message for
"Data mapping showed Oldham was a high risk area for grass fires
this time last year and The Key 103 media bus recently visited both
Children from both schools then spent a day at Key 103 in the
studio putting together and recording their adverts concentrating
on seasonal fire safety messages.
Key 103's Dianne Musker said: "Each school broke into two groups
and produced two adverts along with two breakfast shows.
"We were blown away by the creativity the pupils showed - they
worked so hard and were incredibly professional behind the
"The children from Oldham Academy and Hathershaw College were an
absolute credit to their schools and their behaviour was
Each school chose their favourite advert to be put through to the
final for a winner to be chosen this week.
The winning advert will be aired during Key 103's On Demand Show
between 7pm and 10pm during the Easter holidays from Monday, April
2 - Sunday April 15.
Oldham Borough Manager Kev Talbot will visit the schools this week
to inform the winners.