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Visit to Newport Fire Station

On 5th November, Dragonfly children visited Newport Fire Station to see how the local fire fighters keep us safe in the community, especially during Fireworks night.  The trip was part of an enrichment visit whilst learning about Guy Fawkes and the events leading us to celebrate on 5th November each year.
 
The children were so excited and had lots of questions, also telling the fire fighters what they knew already.  Did you know that Newport is one of few local fire services which are specialists in dealing with incidents involving larger vehicles such as trucks and lorries?  They showed us all their heavy equipment.  We were able to sit inside the fire engine and roll out the hose. We couldn’t believe how much equipment, not to mention how much water can fit into each fire engine!   The children enjoyed filling the engine with water so it is ready for the next call out.  We even managed to use the hoses, spraying water over cars and high up into the trees.  Mrs Lawson definitely should have brought her car along for a power wash!  Our visit ended with our  2 dad helpers racing to see who could get into the firefighters' uniform within 2 minutes.  Well done both, a valiant effort!
 
Our fire fighters, Lorraine and Neil were great and we would like to thank them for having us.  We are also very grateful to the adults who joined us.  Your support is invaluable to us.  
 
The children never cease to amaze us at how incredibly grown up they can be.  Their energy and enthusiasm was palpable throughout the visit, matched by impeccable behaviour making them great, young ambassadors for our school.  Take a look at the gallery below to see some of our highlights.
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