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A YEAR 7 schoolboy is the happy owner of a new tablet thanks to a competition run by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) as part of its Hallowe’en and bonfire campaign.
12-year-old Louie Hughes from Hollingworth Academy in Milnrow was one of 400 young people to enter the competition, which included entrants answering a safety question, to become the winner of an Apple iPad.
GMFRS Community Safety Advisor Rod Holmes visited Louie at his school this morning Wednesday, November 23, 2016) to present him with his winning prize.
CSA Rod Holmes, Louie Hughes and his mum, Jo Smith
Rod, who is based at Rochdale Community Fire Station, said: “The community safety teams in GMFRS delivered a number safety talks to young people leading up to Bonfire Night, in a bid to keep them safe during autumn.
“One of the schools I visited was Hollingworth Academy, where I gave a presentation to Year 7 pupils, including Louie. As part of the session I referred the young people to safe4autumn.com, where they could find details of the competition.”