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Fire Safety & Graphic students

Modern educational resources aimed at delivering fire safety messages to primary school children have been designed by students from The Bedford College Group.

A team from Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service met with Art and Design students at the Group’s South Bank Art Centre in Bedford to discuss the ideas which will be used locally and submitted to a national emergency services resource website: StayWise.

The images captured a range of messages including: Stop, Drop and Roll, calling 999 and matches/lighter safety all of which are part of their educational safety messages delivered to Year Two pupils at Primary School.


Fire Safety & Graphic students
Fire Safety & Graphic students

Fantastic resources

Station Commander Steve Fowler (Prevention Delivery Manager), Crew Commander from Kempston station Haydon Littlewood and Service Safeguarding Advisor Steph Godfrey, met with Work Placement Co-ordinator Matthew Hunt at Bedford College.

“The designs were all brilliant, we’re really impressed. The students paid close attention to the brief and created some fantastic and very useful new resources,” said the fire team.

Matthew Hunt said: “We are very grateful to the fire service for giving our students the chance to participate in a real design challenge and we hope their work proves useful in community work with children.”

The next stage will be to consider how they are shared online and in printed form.


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