MORE than 200 schoolchildren were given vital information on how to stay safe during the summer holidays.
Firefighters, police officers and highways agency staff all teamed up for a two-day safety event at Ellesmere Port fire station in Wellington Road.
During a series of educational work- shops, fire crews talked about the dangers and consequences of arson, police talked about swimming in open water and anti-social behaviour, and highways officers covered motorway and road safety.
The schools who took part were Wolverham, Westminster, William Stock- ton, St Bernard’s, Our Lady Star of the Sea and The Oaks primaries, with each child receiving a goodie bag to take home.
John Salt, group manager for West Cheshire, said: “Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service constantly works with its partners to raise awareness of community safety in an aim to help keep residents in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington safer.
“This event was a great success and gave us the opportunity to speak to the young people directly about fire and road safety and we hope learned some vital safety information.”