Pupils receive awards from Wealden safety in action day

Marshlands School win award at Safety in Action event
Marshlands School win award at Safety in Action event

Pupils from Marshlands Primary School in Hailsham have won a Safety in Action award.

More than 1,200 primary children from 48 schools across Wealden experienced a hands on learning event at Bowles Outdoor Centre near Eridge and at Herstmonceux Castle.

Safety in Action is an event promoting active learning by experiencing risk in a number of scenarios. The event is now in its 23rd year. To add to the challenge pupils competed for a number of prizes.

Scenarios included road safety and personal safety, dealing with a casualty, reporting an arson attack and electrical safety, water safety and safety on a farm.

Pupils from Marshlands won an award in the personal safety scenario.

Other winners included Cross in Hand Primary school in the ambulance scenario, Five Ashes Primary School received the Lawrence Reeve Memorial Award in the road safety scenario. A shield will be presented to the school by Debbie Reeve in memory of her son Lawrence. Prize money to the school was donated by Servomex.

The first prize went to St Mark’s School in Hadlow Down. Prize money was donated by Graham Baldwin, of Uckfield Lions Club.

Adrian Brown, Director of Response and Resilience at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, presented the certificates.

He attended the first Safety in Action 23 years ago and the event was his last before he retires later this year.