Sheffield youngsters produce hard-hitting fire safety poster

Caption: (l-r) Chloe Slatter, Jack Dickens, Levi Drayton, Bailey Richards and Megan Kettlewell pose with a poster aimed at reducing arson
Caption: (l-r) Chloe Slatter, Jack Dickens, Levi Drayton, Bailey Richards and Megan Kettlewell pose with a poster aimed at reducing arson
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A POSTER has gone on display on bus shelters in the hope it will stop children starting fires over the summer holiday.

Students at Chaucer Business and Enterprise College, Parson Cross, were asked for their views on what would make a hard-hitting poster to help drive down arson attacks - and came up with the idea of featuring a child with horrific facial burns.

Fire service statistics show 80 per cent of fires dealt with across the county are started deliberately.

John Dean, from Chaucer Business and Enterprise College, said: “The pupils really threw themselves into the campaign and gave their input from start to finish.”

Diane Malpass, head of community safety for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Getting the views of young people is vital to make sure our poster campaigns work. The feedback the pupils gave us was vital.”