Every year almost 500 children and young people in the North of England are affected by the inappropriate use of fireworks or bonfires.
Our research shows that the most effective messages are those seen and heard in schools. From this section you can download resources developed by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and aimed at Key Stage 3 pupils.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) work to reduce firework related crime and anti-social behaviour and prevent injuries especially over the Bonfire period. As in previous years we have Prevention and Education staff attending schools in to give short assembly talks to pupils emphasising consequences of illegal bonfires and fireworks misuse.
For those schools we are unable to attend, we have made the materials available to download for anyone wishing to use them.
We anticipate both the half term week and the weekend closest to 5th November being particularly busy times for illegal bonfires and fireworks misuse and would recommend that materials be utilised close to these key times.
Please also take a look at our campaign materials for posters and a documentary video.
Bonfire Night Teacher Downloads