September 6th, 2016

Primary school pupil wins first prize for firework safety poster

Primary school pupil wins first prize for firework safety poster Primary school pupil wins first prize for firework safety poster
Cooper Cullimore and county fire safety manager Moreno Francioso show off Cooper's winning poster design. (s)
Updated: 8:53 am, Jan 18, 2016

A SAFETY-CONSCIOUS youngster has proved a real bright spark.

Fire and trading standards chiefs in Warwickshire organised the annual  Stratford Firework Safety Competition calling on schoolchildren to create a poster design or write a poem about staying safe around fireworks.

And six year-old Alveston Primary School pupil, Cooper Cullimore won first prize for his poster design which will be used as part of the firework safety campaign in November. He also received a £10 book token and a visit to a fire station.

Coun John Horner, spokesman for safety said: “The firework safety message is very important and I’m delighted to say that we’ve had a great response to our competition this year, with over 1,000 children taking part.

Around half of all firework injuries happen to children under the age of 16.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireandrescue for more information.

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