At the Epiphany School, we believe it is important for children to be made aware of how to stay safe within the local area.
Please use the following links and activities to promote safety.
Bonfire Night Safety
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding everyone about the dangers of fireworks to help keep people safe this bonfire and fireworks season. With many organised events cancelled, emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual as people celebrate in their own gardens. We are asking everyone to show RESPECT this Bonfire Night.
Respect the Firework
Whilst most people enjoy fireworks responsibly, in the wrong hands they can cause real misery. Remember that fireworks are explosives, and as such should be treated with respect and only used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and the Firework Code.
Respect the Emergency Services
We are currently amidst a global pandemic and we are asking people not to take risks, putting additional pressures on our emergency services. Injuries can be prevented by following the Firework code. If you suffer a burn, ensure you:
Respect your neighbours
Fireworks can frighten people and animals. The elderly and children are frequently scared and intimidated by firework noise. After all, fireworks are explosives. Tell your neighbours if you’re a planning on letting off fireworks and avoid purchasing really noisy ones. Please be considerate when having a firework party and make sure the noise is over by 11pm.
You must not set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except for:
Show some Respect this Bonfire Night.
Thank you for your assistance, we appreciate your help in encouraging everyone to show Respect and stay safe this Halloween and Bonfire season.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
Fire Safety - KS1
Dorset Fire and Rescue have produced a new Safety Story for your younger Foundation and Key Stage 1 children.
There are also some colouring activity sheets available on the website.
Fire Safety - KS2
Dorset Fire and Rescue have produced a short presentation to be used with Key Stage 2, reminding them of the dangers of bonfires and fireworks. This can be viewed on any device with internet connection, https://sway.office.com/AuAqEp4uBuEerTMK?ref=Link
Halloween at Home
Halloween tips from the Dorset Police
AVOID TRICK OR TREATING IN THE SOUTH WEST AND ENJOY HALLOWEEN AT HOME
With Halloween season fast approaching, families may be wondering whether trick or treating is worth the risk this year.
This year police and partners across the South West are asking families to ditch the usual trick or treating plans and channel all their creativity into celebrating safely indoors as we all continue to do our bit to prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep infection rates low across the region.
The RNLI have produced two 'Water Safety Passports' that provide children with the knowledge to be safe and have fun around water
The RNLI Water Safety Passport teaches children four key lessons:
Please look at the links below as reminders of how to keep children safe during the summer around the sea, paddling pools, rivers, ponds etc.
You will find various resources from the RNLI including Respect the Water.
It’s vitally important to help shape children and young people’s understanding of and attitudes towards road safety, to help give them the best chance of keeping safe while they’re young and as they get older.
Useful websites for reference:
We encourage you to use the resources below to raise awareness of electrification on the railway, level crossings and railway safety.