School collage competition held to celebrate 50th anniversary

School pupils from five schools in Rugeley took part in a collage competition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

They were invited to create the artwork to display at the Rugeley Community Fire Station open day event on Saturday 13 April.

Children from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Chancel Primary School, Churchfield Primary Academy, The John Bamford Primary School and Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School took part and were judged by a panel from Chase Arts For Public Spaces.

The victors, from St Joseph’s, ended up winning the competition.

Station Manager Sarah Smith, said: “All five schools produced amazing artwork and our judges had a tough decision in deciding the winners.

“It was great to see so many people from the local community supporting the fire station to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.

“We’re really looking forward to future events at the service celebrating our 50th anniversary.”

Headteacher Dave Jobburns, from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, said: “The staff and children involved in making the card were thrilled to hear they had won the collage competition. A lot of time and effort went into the card from staff and children across the school as they wanted to show their appreciation to everyone that works in the fire service.

“We have built up strong links with Rugeley Community Fire Station and wanted to show our gratitude to all those that work there for the fantastic job they do keeping us and our community safe.

“We look forward to working with the fire service for years to come.”