Camping, crafts and meeting the fire brigade add to the holiday fun in Hartlepool

Camping, crafts and meeting the fire brigade add to the holiday fun in Hartlepool
Hartlepool PCSO Julie Dobson with little Jack McCready as he dresses up during the community event at Summerhill. Picture by FRANK REID

Children on half-term and their families got to enjoy a variety of hands-on activities during an event on Thursday, April 21.

Family time crafts, sports and games on the paddock, and visits from the Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team and Cleveland Fire Brigade proved popular.

Youngsters got to chat to firefighters and community police, try on a variety of different police hats and have a go on the fire hose.

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Camping (left to right) Thomas Nicholson, Ashton Abdlah and Tyler Anderson in the tent they made at Summerhill Country Park. Picture by FRANK REID

It was part of their work to engage with the community, and also joint spring campaign to help prevent deliberate fires which have been on the rise since the light nights started.

Meanwhile in Summerhill’s wood, young people enjoyed some camping fun by cooking on supervised fires and building dens.

It was part of Hartlepool Holiday Fun, a project run by Hartlepool Borough Council in partnership with different organisations across the town and funded by the Department for Education.

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Firefighter Neil Farwell with Lady Watt (5) as she tries a fire hose at the Summerhill event. Picture by FRANK REID

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Camping, crafts and meeting the fire brigade add to the holiday fun in HartlepoolCamping, crafts and meeting the fire brigade add to the holiday fun in Hartlepool
Claire McDonald, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Country Outreach Officer and Elynn Henderson learn about campfire safety in Summerhill wood. Picture by FRANK REID
Camping, crafts and meeting the fire brigade add to the holiday fun in HartlepoolCamping, crafts and meeting the fire brigade add to the holiday fun in Hartlepool
Zach Silcox secures the roof of the tent he made in Summerhill wood. Picture by FRANK REID