Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Southampton Airport Fire Service are trained for rescue situations, but in a reversal of responsibilities, a Berrywood School pupil has come to their rescue when they put the call out for a new health and safety training badge.
Nine year old Alex Miller from the school in Hedge End designed the badge as part of a Hampshire-wide competition for school pupils organised by the Airport Fire Service. Alex’s design has been professionally made for use on fire crew uniforms as well as Health & Safety training materials.
Pete Hart, Southampton Airport Fire Service Fire Training Manager said: “We regularly run fire and health and safety training sessions for schools and business across the area, so it seemed appropriate that we invite school pupils to help us with the badge design. We were really impressed with Alex’s creation which perfectly captures the health and safety elements of our training service.”
Berrywood Primary Deputy Head teacher, Tim Clarke said, “The staff and pupils are very proud of Alex and his design. At Berrywood Primary we value the children using their imagination and creating innovative and purposeful designs for real life situations. Alex obviously put a lot of thought and care into this winning design, and he and his class are excited about the forthcoming visit to the airport.”
The competition was open to all primary school pupils across Hampshire. In addition to having his design used on uniform and training materials, Alex has been invited to bring his teacher and class on a trip to the airport fire station.
Source:- Southampton Airport