Primary children learn about how to deal with emergencies

March 16, 2023

Unity Federation, part of Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT), which includes Colkirk, Sculthorpe and Little Snoring Primary schools held a ‘People Who Help Us’ day where the school children had a morning with the Police, Fire and the Ambulance services.

The children learnt about calling 999, what happens when they call 999 and what to do if they come across an emergency. For the younger children this involved thinking about how to define an emergency.

Miss Jessica Craske, Seashells Class Teacher said: “The children had fun doing some role play, sharing ideas with new children and asking lots of interesting questions.  We had a picnic lunch, followed by an exciting visit from the emergency services! Children were split up and took turns to have a session with both the Police, Fire and Ambulance. The Emergency services had so many engaging ways to consolidate the children’s learning, including using the equipment from the ambulance and sitting in the fire engine!”

Charlie, from Year 1 said: “The policeman let us wear his different hats and I liked it when the firemen let us in the fire engine. They even put the siren on!’