PUPILS from an Oswestry school have been an insight into fire safety courtesy of a business in the town.

Aico, in Maesbury Road, recently welcomed Year 4 pupils from Woodside Primary School across three days for educational workshops aimed at raising awareness about fire safety and hazards in the home.

The children, on a first school trip since 2019, received a tour of Aico’s headquarters, enabling them to interact with colleagues from various departments and explore the facilities.

They enjoyed a game of pool in Aico’s canteen and experienced the relaxation room onsite, before participating in a range of activities in the Centre of Excellence.

Aico colleagues were involved in these activities, delivering the educational sessions, with technical advisor, Dave Jennings participating in the visit.

He said: “Woodside Primary School’s visit was made special as my son Billy was one of students participating.

"We had a few activities for them to do, one of which was the box challenge, which they thoroughly enjoyed, especially using the tape machine to seal the box.

"When I went home that evening Billy said that all the students enjoyed their time at Aico and said that it was the best day ever.”

An arts and crafts session involved the children designing their own hazard house and placing alarms into the rooms they thought required them.

To conclude the visit, the students presented fire safety posters they had completed at school to their classmates in Aico’s auditorium, sharing knowledge and thoughts surrounding fire safety.

Emily Bound, teacher at Woodside Primary School, added: “The children in Year 4 were kindly asked to visit Aico so that they could learn how a business works and also about fire safety.

"They had a great time at Aico, with many of the children coming away from the day saying that they would like to work at Aico when they are older.

"The relaxation room was definitely a favourite of the children – thank you for letting us visit, I am sure they will be talking about it for a long time."

Aico staff regularly volunteer to participate in educational sessions, putting the importance of supporting education, developing a range of initiatives to support students in their communities.

Find out more about Aico in the Community at www.aico.co.uk/in-the-community/education/