Wilmslow Fire Service visited Alderley Edge School for Girls recently to work with the Nursery and Pre-School as part of their project called People Who Help Us.
The fire service came to talk to the girls about what firefighters do and how important it is to have a mix of male and female staff in the crew. They also showed the girls the equipment which is used and their protective uniforms.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed their morning with the fire service, particularly when they each got to sit in the back of the fire engine and when the driver put the sirens and blue light on as they drove away.
Alison Barber, Head of Nursery and Pre School said "The girls were very interested to hear why the fire fighters wear protective clothing; they explained each piece of their uniform and how it protects them – they loved the gold helmet the most.
"There was a complete buzz of excitement once the firefighters had left – the girls wanted to play in the water and make their own hoses in the garden. We have continued to talk about the visit this half term and the girls have painted pictures of their visit."