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StayWise - a web resource from UK emergency services

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is using StayWise - (external website) - a free national learning platform aimed at pupils aged 3 -18 years old for delivery of prevention education.

StayWise brings together the educational resources of the emergency services linked to the national curriculum. That means pupils can learn about fire safety as part of a Maths or Science lesson, or write an escape plan instruction and how to keep safe in an English lesson.

The site offers free lesson plans, interactive games, videos, activity sheets and more to help fire and rescue service staff and educators teach young people about potentially lifesaving advice within core curriculum subjects.

Billy Fenwick, Head of Prevention at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, said: “As a fire and rescue service, we are committed to keeping our communities safe. StayWise is a fantastic national resource for everyone to use. Offering teachers, parents and the emergency services consistent and effective educational materials to help young people learn about a range of safety topics is critical to keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe.”

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) leads on the partnership behind StayWise. Partners include the Royal Life Saving Society, the RNLI, HM Coastguard, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the National Police Chiefs Council.

Chris Bigland, NFCC’s Lead for Education, and StayWise Programme Director said: “StayWise is committed to saving lives through education. By working together with our partners, we have produced a consistent learning resource that educators from across the community can use with confidence, whether they’re teachers, parents, or emergency service staff and volunteers.”

Visit (external website)

The StayWise website is easy to use – following registration just select an age group, subject, or theme, and you will find a collection of resources for children and young people that deliver safety education in a fun and accessible way.

Article Published: 05/06/2024 12:35 PM