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Today we have had Northumberland Fire and Rescue on the school site providing information, guidance and advice on how to stay safe near water.
Crew attending the school brought with them a range of water rescue equipment, explaining the dangers of open water. Demonstrations have been provided to Year 8 pupils on the use of rescue equipment along with the personal protective equipment needed to keep fire and rescue officers safe. This included pupils attempting the launch of throw bags at targets to simulate an aspect of a live water rescue.
Thank you to Northumberland Fire and Rescue for offering their time to come to speak to our Year 8 pupils; living next a major river in our part of the country, we have to appreciate the power of water and how to respect it.
One pupil said, "I think after seeing this today I want to be a firefighter and save lives!"
Head of KS3 Pastoral