Community wardens visit schools to help children prepare for bonfire and darker nights

Last week our community wardens Jonny Cato and Zameer Akhtar visited two schools in Calderdale to discuss safety during bonfire night and how to stay safe and be seen now its becoming darker 20181022_151056_resizedearlier.from  They visited Christ Church School in Sowerby Bridge earlier on the week, accompanied by Andrew Greenwood from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue , who discussed the dangers around fireworks and bonfires, and advised how to stay safe while enjoying their time over the holidays and showed the children and fun and interactive presentation. Community Warden Jonny Cato discussed with the children about bright reflective clothing, arriving home on time, and cycling safety .The Whole assembly got involved, with asking questions and answering question. The children learned how to keep themselves safe and seen over bonfire  and winter nights. Later on in the week the same presentation was given at Beechill Hill School in Halifax this time the wardens were accompanied by Police Community Support Officer Alec Szoradi who engaged the children with stories of Police work during this season and the issues they can face with anti-social behaviour and people misusing fireworks. Our local services have pulled together a brief guide to bonfire night safety, click here for further information and remember to stay safe this 5th November.