Asby Endowed School

A visit to Appleby Fire Station

Class 1 are designing and making Fire Engines as part of their D&T topic this term.  To help them with this, they visited Appleby Fire Station this week.  They were warmly welcomed by Fire Fighter Abbie, who gave the children a wonderful tour of the Station.  They were able to sit in the Fire Engine and Wildfire Land Rover, and Abbie expertly explained to the children all about the equipment kept onboard. 


Class 1 then tried on the protective equipment (PPE) used by firefighters.  It wasn’t long before they wanted to take off the PPE as it was extremely warm and heavy!


To finish off the visit, the children had great fun aiming the fire hose at buckets and bottles. All the children managed to knock them over with the water!