Firestop Services Ltd, Horncastle, invited Lincolnshire Schools to take part in “design a Fire Safety poster” competition during the summer.
Corresponding with Fire Prevention week 2014 (5-11 October) Firestop Services decided to run the initiative to raise fire safety awareness amongst the children of Lincolnshire.
The response to the competition – to design a poster focusing on aspects of Fire Safety – was terrific, with countless entries received and making the judge’s job extremely difficult.
However, a winning design from 8 year old Lewis Landshoft of Utterby Primary Academy, near Louth was applied to the rear doors of one of Firestop Services vans and will be viewed across the East Midlands.
Lewis also won a Kindle Fire HD for himself, and £100 worth of Schools Book Vouchers also being presented to Utterby Primary Academy. Lewis said: “I was surprised and excited about my picture on the Firestop van. I want to do more safety pictures to help people.”
The competition generated a tremendous amount of interest and excitement, and runner up prizes of stationery sets and £20 book being presented to respective Schools.
Andy Cooling, Managing Director, Firestop Services Ltd said: “Our aim in running this competition was to generate an awareness of fire safety with the children, and I’m thrilled that we’ve accomplished this. Lewis’s art demonstrated a very clear message, coupled with a great design and vibrant colours. We’re delighted to be able to display Lewis’s design on our vehicle as it will be visible throughout Lincolnshire, the East Midlands and the UK.”
Lead Teacher at Utterby Primary Academy, Mrs Mandy Clegg added: “The children had a wonderful time exploring the school for anything concerning fire safety. The project included many subjects including literacy, ICT, PSHCE and art…….very cross-curricular!”