Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is running a competition for children aged 4-7 who are being invited to draw a firefighter.
Many children in Cumbria are being home-schooled as a result of social distancing measures introduced to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
Each of the winning entries will receive a copy of the children’s book Firefighter Ruby by Emma Greenhalgh. Her story about a female firefighter seeks to breakdown stereotypes and show that anyone can potentially become a firefighter.
Only one entry per child is permitted, and when the drawing is completed parents and carers are asked to take a photo and post it on Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, along with the child’s name, age, a grown-up’s name and their contact details.
The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 4th May 2020, after which a panel of firefighters will judge the drawings. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.