Primary RESPECT is a six-week programme in line with the ethos of engaging with children to boost confidence and self-esteem. Pupils will take part in activities such as hose running, 'blind' trails, quizzes and roll call. After completion of the course we celebrate the young people's achievements in an assembly.
The experience is delivered in a similar way to Fire Cadet training and each child wears the same fire kit (junior size) as a firefighter.
Overall, the programme generates a number of positive outcomes for children, for example:
Improving self discipline and respect for each other.
Raising aspirations and motivation.
Increasing levels of self-esteem by feeling part of a team.
Developing social skills by interacting with fire station staff, team leaders and team mates.
Building an awareness of consequences of actions, reducing likelihood for engagement in anti-social or risk-taking behaviour.
Becoming more receptive to regular physical activity by taking part in fun energetic games and hose running.
The cost of the course is £575.
Last updated: Wednesday, 26 July 2023