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Youngster Katie top of the class for fire safety

Stratford Editorial 13th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

KATIE Perks is certainly top of the class when it comes to knowing all about fire safety.

The youngster was rewarded for taking part in Warwickshire Fire Service’s Junior Fire Safety Scheme, which teaches

children everything from potential fire hazards to checking their family home for fire safety.

The scheme, which has been running in primary schools since September 2011, is delivered to all year five pupils and includes a talk on smoke alarms, kitchen and electrical safety and a night-time ‘turn it off’ routine.

Pupils are then asked to carry out a check in the home before handing in a completed assessment form to the school.

And the Great Alne Primary School pupil was presented with a certificate by Community Fire Safety Officer, Andy Morgan along with a £25 WHSmith gift voucher after she was picked out of the monthly prize draw.

Schools liaison officer, Ruth Greenhalgh said: “The aim of the scheme is to educate young people about fire safety, electrical fire safety and how to stay safe in the home.

“By completing the assessment, Katie has shown just how much it can benefit young people and their families.”