Safety message is so sweet at St Joseph’s

Tasty treats on offer at the bonfire festival at St Joseph's School
Tasty treats on offer at the bonfire festival at St Joseph's School

SAFETY came first at St Joseph’s as the Todmorden primary school held a bonfire festival.

The event, which saw children wearing bright clothing and parents selling cakes, raised £115 for the school’s Parent Teachers Association (PTA).

Headteacher Maria Cooper said: “The bonfire festival was organised by the PTA and parent brought buns, cakes and biscuits with a bonfire theme, They also made toffee apples.

“The day was all to do with health and safety and keeping safe for bonfire night. Everybody had a lovely time and lots of parents got involved. All round it was a really exciting time.”

For the special day, pupils were encouraged to turn up to school in clothes that had a “be bright, be seen” theme - so they could be seen by motorists when crossing the road.

The message was reinforced by Calderdale Road Safety Team, who came into give a special talk.

Pupils also got the chance to show off their creative sided with a rocket building competition using Duplo and a bonfire-themed colouring-in competition.

There was also a raffle and Calderdale’s Family Support Services had a stall offering advice to parents.