PUPILS at Avondale Preparatory School, Bulford, having been brushing up on their Fireman Sam impressions after receiving a visit from Caroline Jackson, Education Officer at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

As part of the Fire Service’s fire Safety Week pupils were taught vitally important skills such as STOP, DROP and ROLL to combat crises such as items of clothing on fire.

The importance of smoke alarms, and the need for regularly testing of them was also impressed upon the children.

Eventually, some lucky volunteers were allowed to don the familiar fire suits, and try the fire-fighting equipment.

Anthony Rahman, Year 2 Class Teacher said “We all enjoyed the workshop and had great fun learning about being fire safe.

"At the end of the session we were presented with the Bronze certificate for learning how to be fire safe.

"We have now obtained our Silver and hopefully will soon receive our Gold certificates!”

Year two pupil, Joshua Field, added “I think it was a good experience because I didn’t know what to do if my clothes caught fire, I thought I should run around but now I know I should STOP, DROP, and ROLL!”

Avondale will be opening its doors for a working Open Day on Friday, June 14 – please call the school on 01980 632387 for more information, and to book on.