Firefighters visit FarlingtonMarch 12, 2019
The pupils in Farlington’s Reception and Prep 1 welcomed the firefighters from Horsham Fire Station last week. This related to the topic the children are focusing on this term: ‘People Who Help Us’.
The children learnt a great deal from the patient and informative firefighters about the importance of fire alarms, the uniform and the equipment they use. Mrs Hayes, Prep 1’s teacher, demonstrated how to model the uniform with style.
They explained the fire alarm ‘Test It Tuesday’ campaign and encouraged the pupils to tell their parents. There was much discussion about how important it is not to try and rescue pets, but to get to safety first. The firefighters also took the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the Farlington site including the Elizabethan Mansion House and boarding rooms.
A huge thank-you to the Horsham fire and rescue team who allowed the children to use the hose, and get into the fire engine.
The visit gave the pupils an amazing insight into their world of work; the firefighters probably learnt a little about dealing with young children, too.