On Friday the 12th of August a fire truck made a special visit to our service. Four firefighters spoke to the children about their equipment, emergency procedures that they have and let the children explore the fire truck. The children were so excited to use the hose, turn on the siren and look at all the equipment the firefighters had.
The Beetlebug and Jitterbug children went first, they learnt about the equipment, how the firefighters would come in to an emergency situation and what the children should do if they are in an emergency.
Next was the Butterflies, Caterpillars and Kindergarten children. The Firefighters spoke to the children about who they call in an emergency, and how to crawl in a fire. The children then took turns of the big fire hose spraying the car park with water.
BY having the firefighters come out the children were able to be curious and enthusiastic participants in their learning. The children were able to gain knowledge and develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating. Children were also able to develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active civic participate.