Event helps keep kids safe on Bonfire Night

Youngsters have been given lessons in staying safe this Bonfire Night.

More than 600 Year 6 pupils visited Tynemouth Community Fire Station for an education with a difference.

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Crucial Crew event at Tynemouth Community Fire Station.'REF 2210147054

Now in its fourth year, Crucial Crew’s aims to reduce accidental injuries and deaths in fires.

The ten and 11-year-olds also learnt about the hazards they face in everyday life and what to do if an accident occurs.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service promoted bonfire and firework safety in an interactive session while the British Red Cross showed the children how to recognise and treat burns.

District manager for North Tyneside Phil Clark said: “Sadly accidents are one of the biggest causes of fatalities amongst children.

“We can’t wrap children up in cotton wool so it’s important they learn how to stay safe.

“We know young people want to have fun so this event is all about showing them how they can stay safe whilst having fun. This is especially important in the run up to bonfire night.

“We would encourage everyone to attend an organised display.”

Organised firework displays in North Tyneside are:-

• The Links, Whitley Bay; Sunday, November 2; from 6pm. Free admission.

• Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Wallsend; Wednesday, November 5; from 5.30pm. Free admission.

• Blue Flames Sports Club, Whitley Road, Benton; November 5; from 5.30pm. Adults £3.50, children £2.50.

• Tynemouth Cricket Club, Preston Avenue, North Shields; Saturday, November 8; from 6pm. Adults £4, children £2.