Elementary school wins first place in FPW bulletin board contest

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Oct 13, 2015


Polo Ridge Elementary School, in Charlotte, North Carolina, won first place in the Charlotte Fire Department's 25th Annual Bulletin Board Contest. According to the fire department, the first-place win included a surprise awards ceremony at the school last week, as well as a check for $3,000, a plaque, student and teacher prizes, and the opportunity to keep the traveling trophy for a year.


6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c7dd1d73970b-320wi.jpgDuring the awards celebration, students demonstrated how to get low and go under smoke, and divided into teams in a race to help firefighters put on their turnout gear.


Charlotte Fire Department and the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office sponsor the program, in which third grade students created a bulletin board focused on this year's Fire Prevention Week theme: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm. Schools submitted a photo of their bulletin board and a two-minute video in which students explained how they created the entry and how it ties in with the theme.


This year, 30 schools participated and six took home prizes.