The rationale according to organisers is that the Chinese have a real passion for fireworks (perhaps because they invented them!) and as the area’s, particularly around the University accommodation across the city, have a huge number of Chinese residents. Although the posters will also include English lettering, they are aimed at the mandarin speaking population in particular in and around Shalesmoor, London Road and Netherthorpe.
The After Dark event brings together live music, fun fair and fairground attractions, a HUGE bonfire and a 20-minute firework display in the evening on Bonfire Night, 5th November 2013. Usually attracting around 20,000 people, this is the premier display in the Sheffield Don Valley Bowl calendar.
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Of the thousand or so, annual firework injuries suffered annually more than 70% of them are children.
The fact of the matter is, fireworks are fascinating and little ones are bound to want to touch them. A number of infant, pre-schools and nurseries are using fun as a way to teach the little ones the huge dangers with fireworks.
My little grand-daughter Lacey has made a poster at her nursery school which has a teddy with a poorly paw which he burned on a sparkler. Although she is unlikely to be a Picasso in years to come, it is great to bring lots of little ones together to get the message across.
Each year the communities in and around Warwickshire take part in the annual competition to produce a poem and a poster about Firework Safety run by the local Trading Standards Service. The competition is designed to bring to mind the dangers of fireworks and how to avoid unnecessary injuries.
Why not get your local school to take part? The chaps in Warwickshire get a massive response and split the competition into two groups: Nursery (or pre-school), reception and years 1 and 2 and then the second group for years 3 and 4.
The tiny ones just have to do the poster where the older children have to provide a short poem or safety rhyme. The winners receive a £10.00 book token and the winning posters will be used in the 2014 campaign for Bonfire Night Safety.
Why not give it a try at your local school. A couple of £10.00 gift tokens for the bookshop and a couple of people to adjudicate the event and you are off. It keeps safety at the forefront of thinking without being too intrusive. Anyone of a certain age (and this old bird is 50 next year!) may remember a public safety film about a fire where a little dolly got all her face burned off having fallen into a fire. I can still picture that image now, forty-some years later so it just goes to show, it doesn’t have to be fussy to make an impact.
The residents of Warwickshire have come up with a unique way of encouraging fireworks safety by launching a competition which is looking at fireworks safety for this Bonfire Night celebrations.
The competition is being run by Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards officials who want to bring home the message that fireworks are truly wonderful if they are used safely.
Aimed at children in a number of different age groups:
Reception class – poster
Years 1 and 2 – poster and poem or rhyme
Years 3 to 6 – poster and poem or rhyme
So, if you live in the Warwickshire area, get involved – it is a fabulous way of highlighting the dangers of fireworks if handled inappropriately and actively encourages children to be more self-aware. The closing date is 31 October 2012.