CHILDREN from Salford Priors CofE Primary School have been given a trophy for the third year running in recognition of their consistent approach to fire safety.

Year 5 pupils and teachers from the school took part in home safety checks as part of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Junior Fire Safety Champion scheme.

The programme encourages young people to spot potential fire hazards in the homes by carry out hazard spotting exercises where they check for working smoke alarms, electrical cables running under carpets or rugs and ensure that only one plug per socket is used.

Checks can be carried out in their own home, grandparents, neighbours, relatives or friends houses.

Students then complete assessments and bring them back to the school where they are awarded the Junior Fire Safety Champion certificate.

Students at Salford Priors brought back 100 per cent of their forms.

The scheme was created by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service with the aim to keep primary school children safe through an interactive fire safety education programme.

Warwickshire County Council portfolio holder for community safety, Councillor Les Caborn said: “Congratulations to Salford C of E School for receiving the trophy. 151 schools in total have taken part in the scheme, so it is a real honour to be the only school to have returned a 100 per cent of their referrals to the fire service for the third year in a row. I think everyone involved should be very proud of themselves.”

The trophy was presented by community fire prevention manager Moreno Francioso from Warwickshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service.

He said: “I am delighted to be able to present Salford C of E Primary School with the Fire Safety Trophy. We would like to thank them for their commitment and dedication to the Junior Fire Safety Scheme and in particular we would like to thank those students who have taken part in the hazard spotting exercise and gone the extra mile to check that the ones they love are fire safe.”