Firework Safety


The period between Halloween and Bonfire Night is traditionally extremely busy for the emergency services as the demand for services rises significantly. Over 550 children under 16 are taken to A&E in the four weeks surrounding bonfire night alone, sadly the injuries they sustain are usually highly avoidable. It just takes a slight slip in attention, or a moment of carelessness for something to go badly wrong and cause what could be a potentially serious injury to someone. This presentation raises awareness of personal safety during the firework season and will offer tips on how to stay safe. Everyone should be able to enjoy celebrating but it is important to do so in a safe and sensible manner.

How To Use

WARNING - This presentation contains a burn image it is important to check beforehand, whether any pupils have been affected by any of the issues raised. Through delivery of this lesson, pupils will be encouraged to think about ways to stay safe this firework season. This presentation can be used during a PSHE session to advise and inform students or there are also additional suggested activities which can be used throughout other areas of the curriculum to expand and enhance their learning and understanding.  Detailed guidance on how to use this presentation can be found in the accompanying lesson plan which is linked below.

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