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Local fire service launches educational resources for children

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Five-year-old Beatrice with some of the fun activities downloaded from the Learning Zone.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (WSFRS) has launched its Learning Zone, a series of educational resources on fire safety, for primary school children.

The resources have been designed to help families with educating their children from home during COVID-19 lockdown.

The key stage one and two resources range from colouring in to identifying hazards and risks around the home.

Angela Spencer-Smith, WSFRS Team Leader for Youth Projects & Education, Intervention & Prevention said,

“A lot of us within the service are parents too and we know how difficult it is trying to keep children entertained and educated at home, especially if you’re still working.

“We’ve produced these resources to try and help families through this strange period, whilst educating them on fire safety. Having this kind of knowledge could keep children safer at home and we’ve tried to make them as fun as possible.”

You can find the resources here: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/campaigns/learning-zone/

Send pictures of what your little ones have created using the resources to the service via Facebook and Twitter using #LearningZone.

Many of the materials have been produced in partnership East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.

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Elf Day at Crawley College helps raise money for Alzheimer’s society

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Staff and students at Crawley College Group joined other colleges across their group including Chichester, Brinsbury, Haywards Heath and Worthing Colleges – as they dressed as elves earlier this month in support of Elf Day, a festive themed fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Society.

The days helped to raise nearly £1,500 for the group’s charity of the year.

Lisa Humphries, Director of Student Services and Pastoral Support for the Chichester College Group, said:

“Everyone out-elved themselves in support of Alzheimer’s Support.

“We were overwhelmed by the support everyone gave us, raising an incredible amount to kick-off our fundraising efforts for our chosen charity of the year.

“The elves really were out in force on all campuses, from making treats to sell to walking many memory miles and attending virtual workshops to find out more about dementia.

“The support our students and staff gave us was phenomenal, especially our student experience team who organised events at all of our colleges.”

The Chichester College Group will be fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society throughout the remainder of the academic year, with more events planned over the coming months/

To donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ccg2021

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