Schools across Northern Ireland are being given the opportunity to connect with 'the Olympics of the emergency services' through a free resource available to all schools in the principality.

The World Police and Fire Games which will attract 10,000 competitors and an estimated 15,000 spectators when it hits Northern Ireland from 1-10 August next year.

Dr Joe McKee, chair of the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue board said: "While sport is naturally a key component of the Games, and there will be 66 different sports featured, another important aspect is the community engagement and legacy which the Games will engender. 

"To this end a special World Police and Fire Games Schools' Programme has been designed as a free resource for every school in Northern Ireland."

The programme is designed for key stages 2 and 3 and reflects a number of areas of the revised curriculum including Physical Education, Arts/Drama, Language and Literacy, Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PDMU), learning for Life and Work (LLW) and History. 

All the lessons have been endorsed by the NI Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment.

For more information go to www.2013wpfg.com or follow the Games on Facebook www.facebook.com/20132wpfg or Twitter www.twitter.com/2013wpfg 

Posted 05/10/2012 by richard.hook@pavpub.com