Fireman’s lift for arty Declan

Phil Lancaster from Cleveland Fire Brigade and Councillor Jean O'Donnell, chair of Cleveland Fire Authority, with Declan Sowerby  and his design
Phil Lancaster from Cleveland Fire Brigade and Councillor Jean O'Donnell, chair of Cleveland Fire Authority, with Declan Sowerby and his design

A PUPIL arrived at his school in style after winning a Christmas card competition organised by fire chiefs.

Wolviston Primary School pupil Declan Sowerby turned up to school in a fire engine after scooping the top prize in the Cool Ride to School event.

The 10-year-old was picked up from his home, in High Grange, Billingham, and taken by a fire engine to the school in The Green, in Wolviston. He was also presented with an iPod shuffle and a framed copy of his winning card design.

The competition was held by Cleveland Fire Brigade in conjunction with TFM Radio as was part of the brigade’s Stay Safe & Celebrate Christmas campaign.

This initiative aims to warn people of the dangers of fire in the home over the festive season.

Declan’s card, which warns of the dangers of candles, telling people not to leave them unattended when lit, will be used as an e-card by the fire service.

His school will also get the use of the brigade’s Multi Use Games Arena (MUGA), a mobile sports facility where the pupils will take part in various activities such as football, volleyball and rugby.