Students from the academy spent a day at Keighley Fire Station on a special awareness day in early November.
The day was designed to offer the youngsters a better understanding of the fire service and highlight the issues faced by the fire service. Students are to become ambassadors for positivity – sharing the safety messages with their peers.
The mixture of boys and girls from years 8 to 10 started the day with a tour of the station, the fire engines, appliances and equipment and completed a fire safety and awareness quiz. Students then got kitted out in protective clothing to take part in practical exercises using the hoses and equipment and trying a rescue scenario for themselves.
Academy Lead for Behaviour and Attendance, Pill Allen said of the day: “The most memorable part of the day for the students was the rescue scenario. Their engagement in the activity was amazing, they were a credit to UAK. Students represented the community positively and their commitment to taking the message to others is commendable. Everyone found the day very insightful and brought a deeper understanding and respect for the Fire and Rescue Service.”