Nelson children compose winning fire safety rap

Fire Fighters Charity at Pendle View School
Fire Fighters Charity at Pendle View School
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Children from Pendle View Primary School, Nelson, who created a fire safety rap are the lucky winners of a national competition launched by The Fire Fighters Charity.

The competition was run in conjunction with the charity’s annual campaign - National Schools’ Fire Safety Week, which last year took place in autumn 2010.

Fire Fighters Charity at Pendle View School

Fire Fighters Charity at Pendle View School

The idea was that children would use the messages that they had learned during National Schools’ Fire Safety Week to create a poem and present it in a creative way.

The charity received hundreds of entries and whittled it down to that of Pendle View Primary School’s fire safety rap.

Alison White from The Fire Fighters Charity said: “All of the entries we received were of a very high standard.

“However the rap that we received from children at Pendle View Primary School clearly stood out as the best. The children had incorporated the messages they had learned during National Schools’ Fire Safety Week to ultimately produce what was an excellent poem.

“The rap was a really creative way of presenting it and it was performed with real enthusiasm by the Year 5 children. They clearly enjoyed learning about fire safety and to top it all off they took home the message that matches and lighters are dangerous tools and should never be played with. Hopefully they will spread this message to their friends and family.”

The children won £300 worth of Argos vouchers and assistant headteacher Karen Stinchon said they were likely to purchase bikes with their prize. The children were joined by fire fighters from Nelson Fire Station to celebrate their win.