Wednesday 18 October 2017

Kids learn value of teamwork

fire station junior achievement
fire station junior achievement

The Senior Infants from the Faythe School recently visited Wexford County Council Library to mark the completion of a junior Achievement initiative, which took place during National Volunteering week and to explore the magic of reading.

This initiative saw a team of four Wexford County Council volunteers participate in a week-long workshop with the pupils. Over the course of the week, the students heard a new story each day and participated in and interactive activity which demonstrated to the students the importance of teamwork, enabling them to recognise the value of work and to develop an appreciation of the importance of giving.

In addition, volunteers from across departments in Wexford County Council have facilitated five-week programmes in both primary and secondary schools. Some volunteers also planned visits to the Wexford County Council facilities to heighten students understanding of the link between education and the workplace.

The visits have included trips to the council chamber, town hall and fire station.

Teacher Jessica Siggins, along with Assistant Chief Fire Officer Colm McGrath, organised for her class from Wexford Educate Together to visit the fire station. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to meet members of the Fire Brigade, to hear about the role they plays in their community, to learn the importance of fire safety and to see the fire engines up close.

To mark the completion of all initiatives and the energy, enthusiasm and effort that the students applied, all students who participate are presented with a certificate of Achievement.

Pictured are children from senior infants and first class from Wexford Educate Together at the fire station.

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