Form 5’s Fire Safety Talk

Pupils role play calling the fire brigade

Ghyll Royd School’s Form 5 class were visited by two members of the local fire service for a safety talk. Two firefighters from Otley Fire Station arrived at Ghyll Royd and were introduced to Mr Nicholson’s class. The visitors brought in a presentation and videos detailing to the class what they should do to prevent fire hazards and how to act if they see a fire.

The children were eager and full of questions for the two firefighters and they also shared their own stories about fire safety. The class put their experience with Drama teacher Mrs Hughes to good use when they were called upon as volunteers to demonstrate various scenarios. These included what you should say on the phone to an operator and trying on a firefighter’s heavy uniform, so the class could understand the conditions firefighters have to perform under.

Year 5 pupils learnt about how they can stop a fire from spreading, the best way to protect themselves if trapped, what NOT to do during a fire and the importance of knowing the address of where you are staying should you need to contact the local fire brigade.

Thank you to staff from Otley Fire Station for organising the visit to our school and meeting with our children. Firefighters visit the school every year to educate children on the dangers of fire and pupils are always attentive and understand the seriousness of the topic.

Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.