Youngsters from Acorn Pre-school meet their real life superheros

They say you should never meet your heroes, because they are sure to disappoint you.

But that certainly wasn’t the case for a group of wide-eyed children from a Winsford nursery, who loved their trip to the town’s fire station.

The youngsters aged between two and five have been learning all about real ‘life superheroes’ at Acorn Pre-school, which is based at Oak View Academy.

Now they have had an insight into what it really takes to save lives, after being invited to Winsford Community Fire Station where they met fire officers, checked out their life-saving equipment and took a tour around the facility.

Charlotte Alford, Deputy Headteacher, said: “The children explored the fire station, looked at the equipment used, experienced what happens when they receive a ‘call out’ and even watched their teacher dress up in the uniform and pretend to put out a fire using the hose.

“The children were also reminded of how to stay safe. The fire officers presented the children with a number of reflective and light up safety gadgets to promote their safety when out and about.

“They had a brilliant time and learned a lot about the emergency services and what it takes to protect us.”

Management at Oak View extended the nursery provision at Acorn Pre-school in September last year.

Since then, children as young as two have been admitted at Oak View Academy, in a move designed to give them a head start on their educational journey.

Amongst the many services at the Preschool, children benefit from significant speech and language support to reduce barriers to learning.

Oak View Academy is part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT) – one of the highest performing trusts in the country, with a proven track record of improving schools.

To find out more about Little Acorns, email: or tel: 01606 288188.