CHILDREN from a Winsford nursery were excited to meet firefighters.

Pupils aged two to five have been learning all about real life superheroes at Acorn Pre-School, which is based at Oak View Academy.

The youngsters discovered what it takes to save lives after being invited to Winsford Community Fire Station where they met fire officers, checked out their life-saving equipment and took a tour around the facility.

Charlotte Alford, deputy headteacher, said: "The children explored the fire station, looked at the equipment used, experienced what happens when they receive a 'call out' and even watched their teacher dress up in the uniform and pretend to put out a fire using the hose.

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Pupils from Acorn Pre-School were excited to meet firefighters at Winsford Community Fire Station

"The children were also reminded of how to stay safe. The fire officers presented the children with a number of reflective and light up safety gadgets to promote their safety when out and about.

"They had a brilliant time and learned a lot about the emergency services and what it takes to protect us."

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Management at Oak View extended the nursery provision at Acorn Pre-school in September last year to give them a head start on their educational journey.

Amongst the many services at the pre-school, children benefit from significant speech and language support to reduce barriers to learning.

Oak View Academy is part of North West Academies Trust.