Highlighting dangers of playing with fire

A play looking at the dangers of fire has been touring the schools of Huntingdonshire. Pupils at St Neots Community College were visited by a touring theatre company with their play, Arson About. Stopwatch Theatre Project is being sponsored by Cambridgesh

A play looking at the dangers of fire has been touring the schools of Huntingdonshire.

Pupils at St Neots Community College were visited by a touring theatre company with their play, Arson About.

Stopwatch Theatre Project is being sponsored by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue as part of an education programme to get across the message that even a seemingly innocuous fire can spread to develop into a fatal house blaze.

The play tells the story of two young boys, who decided to make paper aeroplanes, light them and throw them, setting fire to their school building - killing a pupil inside.


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Zadie Morris, 13, said: "The drama was so convincing. This performance certainly made me think a great deal and I'm sure it had the same effect on my friends."

Kevin James, community fire safety officer for Huntingdonshire, said: "The play delivers some hard-hitting messages in a fun and interactive way.

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"We hope it will make young people think twice before setting fire to something.

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