Pupils from schools across Bath are already busy at work putting their designs together for the annual Fireworks Safety Poster competition, supported by Bath Building Society and The Rotary Club of Bath.

The 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 competition was launched recently at Combe Down Primary School, where Alan Keeling and Chris Davies 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 commented, “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 42 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.”

Vanessa Tilbury, a Year 6 Teacher at Combe Down Primary School, added, “It was fantastic for Combe Down Primary School pupils to be part of the launch of this year’s Fireworks Safety Poster Competition. The children had a wonderful morning creating their posters and discussing all the ways of keeping safe. They are all looking forward to an exciting and magical evening this year.”

Tickets for the fireworks will go on sale from Monday 2 October and are available from the two Bath Building Society Branches, the Bath Rugby Ticket Office and the Bath Box Office Ticket Agency (Bath Tourism Office). Standard Adult admission is £5 if bought in advance, and £6 on the gate. Children’s tickets are £3 in advance and £4 on the gate. Student tickets will be available from the Students’ Union at the University of Bath.

The Fireworks Display will take place on Saturday 4 November at The Recreation Ground. All monies raised will go to Focus Counselling in Bath and other local charities chosen by The Rotary.