Emergency advice for youngsters

YOUNGSTERS learnt all about the emergency services as part of a fancy dress playground event.

Children from Pathways 4 All enjoyed a fun day at the Shiremoor adventure playground, where they were joined by officers from the Whitley Bay neighbourhood policing team and local firefighters.

The children got into the spirit of the event and enjoyed trying on uniforms and exploring the emergency services vehicles.

Pc Kev Rogerson and community support officer Brian Phillips were in attendance to talk with the children.

Pc Rogerson said: “Some of the children already knew the local neighbourhood officers, but it was an excellent opportunity for the others who hadn’t come across the emergency services to do so in this fun environment.

“It was lovely to see the children having fun trying on the hats and jackets and playing in the car.

“The uniform and items on the utility belt were very popular and most of the children enjoyed taking part.”

Pathways 4 All is a registered charity which provides social activities and events for children with additional needs in North Tyneside and surrounding areas. It runs a youth club and organises family events.

Lynn McManus from Pathways 4 All said: “Our children had a wonderful afternoon.

“I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to both the police and fire service for allowing the children the opportunity to explore the emergency vehicles and equipment.

“It was a lovely way for the children to understand the roles of the emergency services.”