Secondary School Resources

Secondary School Resources

Safety education resources for secondary schools are available on StayWise.co.uk (external website). Teachers and educators are encouraged to register on StayWise (internal webpage) to access and deliver a variety of exciting videos, presentations and games, which support the curriculum.

Our firefighters and specialist prevention education staff visit targeted secondary schools each year, delivering key topics (see below) to Year 8.

Our delivery staff use our 'lesson bundle' that is available to registered users on StayWise (search 'Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Bundle' on StayWise (external website)), or other StayWise resources appropriate to the topic and age group.

This lesson covers topics such as:

  • Why it is important to keep your home safe from fire.
  • The main causes of fire in the home.
  • Electrical safety.
  • What an effective escape plan and bedtime check is.
  • What a smoke alarm looks and sounds like and how to respond to an alarm.
  • The dangers of playing with fire.
  • How and when to dial 999.
  • Explain and demonstrate – ‘Stop, Drop and Roll’.
  • Hoax calls - what they are and the consequences.

This lesson may include water safety, anti-social behaviour (ASB) and wildfire themes. Key messages include:

  • Wildfires: causes (deliberate and accidental).
  • Wildfires: how to prevent.
  • Wildfires: damage caused by/impact of grass fires and moorland fires.
  • Wildfires: what to do if you see smoke or fire in the countryside.
  • Water: dangers of swimming in open water.
  • Water: consequences of swimming in open water.
  • Water: what to do if you get in trouble in the water (float to live).
  • Water: what to do if you see someone in difficulty in the water.
  • Water: how to stay safe around water.
  • ASB: what is anti-social behaviour?
  • ASB: dangers and consequences of deliberate fire setting.
  • ASB: dangers and consequences of hoax calls.
  • ASB: dangers and consequences of attacks on firefighters.
  • ASB: how to report ASB.

This lesson may include:

  • Dangers of fireworks and bonfires.
  • How to stay safe - firework code.
  • How to stay safe - attending organised events.
  • How to stay safe - stop, drop and roll.
  • How to stay safe - Halloween/trick or treating safety.
  • What is anti-social behaviour?
  • Dangers and consequences of deliberate fire setting.
  • Dangers and consequences of hoax calls.
  • Dangers and consequences of attacks on firefighters.

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