University Academy Keighley
“Attendance is above the national average.” Ofsted October 2017
”Pupils value highly the pastoral support they receive.” Ofsted October 2017
”Pupils are respectful of their school.” Ofsted October 2017

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University Academy Keighley

Fire Service Experience

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.”


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