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Children to design bonfire safety poster

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: September 21, 2009

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SCHOOLCHILDREN are being asked to spread the safety message in time for bonfire night.

Cornwall Fire Brigade is inviting children aged seven to eleven (Key Stage 2) to design a poster to help it to raise awareness of safety around fireworks and bonfires.

The winning entry will be professionally printed and used by the brigade in this year's safety campaign.

The deadline for entries is October 13. The poster must be A4-sized and can be freehand or designed on a computer.

The winner's class will also get a trip to the fire brigade's Flashpoint Lifeskills Centre in Bodmin.

Flashpoint is an interactive learning centre designed to teach children about safety through experiencing risk.

Chief fire officer Des Tidbury said: "Fireworks are to be enjoyed but we need to make sure that everyone realises that they can be dangerous. The majority of firework injuries happen at family or private parties, so getting children on board to think about firework and bonfire safety is very important."

Entries for the competition need to be submitted, through schools, to Flashpoint by 13 October:

Flashpoint Lifeskills Centre, 21-23 Normandy Way, Bodmin. PL31 1HA

For more details phone 01208 72087 or email info@flashpointcentre.co.uk


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