Wat-er day out!

Pupils from Chantry Middle School's Year 6 visiting Pegswood Fire Station.  summer Barr and Lewis Eke with firefighter David Nelson.
Pupils from Chantry Middle School's Year 6 visiting Pegswood Fire Station. summer Barr and Lewis Eke with firefighter David Nelson.

PUPILS caused a splash when they visited Pegswood Fire Station.

A total of 80 students from all year groups at Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Technology Colleges worked in groups for an exercise where they had to rescue someone from a car.

Other activities during the visits included climbing ladders and learning how to use a hose. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service personnel also discussed a number of fire and road safety measures.

Head of School at Chantry, Steven Johnson, said: “The pupils who went to the fire station said they really enjoyed the activities and they also found the trip to be very informative.

“We’re grateful to Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service for talking to our children about how to cross roads safely and not playing with fire, both during the visits and when firefighters came to the schools to do a special assembly.”