Kirkcolm Primary School

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Bonfire Safety Talk


Primary 5 – 7 from Kirkcolm and Portpatrick came together to take part in a Bonfire safety talk with Robert McCrorie from our local fire station.

Robert advised on how to behave responsibly with fireworks such as sparklers. Did you know that they can burn 15 times hotter than a kettle.  Robert told us to wear gloves, and safety glasses if we have them, tie hair back and don’t pick a sparkler up.  He said to put used sparklers in a bucket of sand or water.

We talked about what we can and can’t put on a bonfire.  We know not to put aerosol cans on as they can explode. Although we can use newspapers, we can’t burn magazines as they give off damaging gases.  We also can’t use straw bales as the lit stems can blow away and start a fire elsewhere. Robert told us what to do if our clothing catches fire. Ivan ably demonstrated how to Stop – Drop – Roll.

We are creating entries for the Firework Safety Competition to raise awareness of how to keep ourselves safe during the Bonfire celebrations.

Our thanks to Robert for taking the time to help us stay safe. 🙂


We learned about how to be safe, be kind and be smart with fireworks and bonfires.

UNCRC Rights of the Child – Article 29 Aims of Education

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