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Area Manager Nick Searle at St Columba’s Catholic Primary
School on World Book Day, pictured with pupils and Deputy Chief Constable Andy Cooke from Merseyside Police.
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A senior fire officer read to school children as part of World Book Day.
Area Manager Nick Searle, from our Service, read to a reception class at St Columba’s Catholic Primary School in Hillside Road, Huyton.
He read the book Little Red Riding Hood to the reception class during his visit to the school.
Area Manager Nick Searle said: “Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service does all sorts of work to engage with young people across Merseyside to help people stay safe
from fire. I was delighted to meet the school children today in my first visit for World Book Day.
“The young people were really interested and asked questions about being a firefighter during my tour of the school.”
Miss Margaret Evans, headteacher of St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, said: “We are delighted and extremely grateful to the Area Manager for taking time out of his day to come and read to the pupils here.
“We celebrate World Book Day every year, however, this year, we have also launched a brand
new initiative called ‘Read for the Stars’. This is to promote reading for pleasure at home. The stars we refer to are heroes within our school such as our
two visitors today.
“It is heart-warming and an exciting experience for the children to see such a successful and hard-working officer enjoying reading in the way that Mr
Searle does.
“He has clearly re-ignited the spark of pupils’ enthusiasm for reading.”
Deputy Chief Constable Andy Cooke, from Merseyside Police, also visited the school on the same day for World Book Day on March 5.
More information on World Book Day can be found here -
Photo by Karl Mansfield.
Left to right, Gracie Inman, 5, Area Manager Nick Searle, and Leah Donnelly, 4, with Reception Teacher Mrs Christine Jones at St Columba’s Catholic Primary School. Photo by Karl Mansfield.

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