We aim to create a safer community by reducing anti-social behaviour and fire setting crime among young people. Our primary focus is to make learning a positive experience that inspires them to become role models within their own peer group.
Students attend a fire station for a week, taking part in a structured, disciplined programme of events that combines practical training with classroom-based workshops.
Young people are nominated by their school from years 8 and 9 for FireBreak for a variety of reasons, such as:
- low self-esteem and confidence
- being bullied or bullying
- being on the brink of exclusion from school
- generally struggling within the school environment.
We offer an opportunity for young people to make alternative choices in life through reflective learning. We find they respond well to the use of firefighters as role models, one of the major benefits of the programme.
Other areas the Targeted Education Team covers include:
- schools education
- Early Years learning
- Junior Citizens
- pilot work with the Prince's Trust.