Bath Building Society and The Rotary launch The Annual Fireworks Safety Poster Competition 2018


Bath Building Society and The Rotary Club of Bath have this week launched the annual Fireworks Safety Poster competition at St Philip’s Primary School in Bath.  Some of the Judges of the competition went to the school to see how the children were getting on with their posters.

Alan Keeling from The Rotary Club of Bath and Tiffany Hardie-Albutt from Bath Building Society were on hand to help the children with their posters.

Tiffany Hardie-Albutt, spokesperson for Bath Building Society said:
“It was great to see all the children doing their posters; their enthusiasm and stories of fireworks were brilliant!  Our involvement with the Fireworks stands at 43 years this year and in those years, we must have reached thousands of local children (who now have children of their own!) with the Fireworks Safety message”.

Alan Keeling, from The Rotary Club of Bath, said:
“The display is now in its 43rd year and it has always been hugely anticipated by children and adults in Bath.  Once again we have launched the event by asking all the primary schools within Bath to enter the Fireworks Safety Poster Competition, and as always the key factor is Fireworks Safety. The school competition will ensure that even the youngest participants are aware of the potential dangers of Fireworks if handled incorrectly”.

Bekki Austin, the teacher from Hawk Class at St Philip’s Primary School, said:
“The children are even more excited than usual.  This competition really fills them with enthusiasm whilst reminding them of the key safety points of firework safety”.

Tickets will go on sale from Monday 1st October and are available from the two Bath Building Society Branches, the Bath Rugby Ticket Office, the Bath Box Office Ticket Agency (Bath Tourism Office) and the Rotary’s website at www.rotary-bath.co.uk .  Standard Adult admission is £6, Children’s tickets are £4.  Student tickets will only be available from the Students’ Union at the University of Bath.

The poster competition aims to communicate to local school children that fireworks and bonfires can be extremely dangerous by getting them to draw a poster to show the safety aspects of the annual celebration. 

All children entering the competition will be given a Free Child Voucher that can be exchanged for a ticket to the Display when purchasing an Adult ticket.

The Fireworks Display will take place on Saturday 3rd November at The Recreation Ground and will be run by The Rotary Club of Bath and sponsored by Bath Building Society.

All monies raised will go to Bath City Farm and Julian House.