The Little Chicks from Bluebird Support Service visit Macksville Fire Brigade to learn about fire safety Highlight Section Nambucca Valley Nambucca Valley News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - June 17, 2021June 17, 2021 Macksville Fireman Ken Capell and Little chick Daniel Townley take on the fire hose. Photo: supplied by Bluebird Support Services. THE Little Chicks from Bluebird Support Service attended the Macksville fire brigade on June 10 to learn about fire safety. The Little Chicks program is a branch of Bluebird Support Service and is available to all children with disabilities in the Nambucca Valley with NDIS funding. This excursion was the latest social and community inclusion activity where the children were taught the importance of fire safety and how to contact 000 in case of an emergency. Local members of the Macksville fire brigade gave their time to teach the children and show them around the fire truck and give them a look at how the fire hoses work. Thursday evening’s event at the Macksville Fire Brigade was a huge success. “We would like to thank the Macksville Fire brigade,” Olivia said, “Especially David Brunsdon (Bruno) and Ken Capell for giving their time to our Little Chicks.” Little Chicks activities are built around fostering all kinds of social, physical, creative and language skills. A large range of programs and services are available including: Music, Dance, Social Events, Sport and Fitness, Games, Arts and Crafts. “Our Educational Leader has developed simple movement activities for each child to participate in, working with local occupational and behaviour specialists we offer activities that encourage socialising, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual perceptual/ visual motor skills, body awareness, motor planning and proprioceptive input, these activities are excellent for overall motor skill development,” Bluebird director Olivia Noble told News of the Area. The activities they provide are aimed to support children who may not suit group activities or who are unable to access group programs. The Bluebird team is friendly, supportive, knowledgeable, skilled, experienced and approachable, and are always willing to grow and learn. All team members working with the Little Chick program have current Working With Children Checks and hold qualifications in allergies and anaphylaxis, seizure management, medication administration, and behaviour management. By Tamara MCWILLIAM Little Chicks from Bluebird support services learning about Fire Safety with Liam checking out what is inside a fire truck. Photo: supplied by Bluebird Support Services. Local Fireman Ken Capell teaching the little chick from Bluebird all about fire safety. Photo: supplied by Bluebird Support Services. Little Chick Blake, Liam, Harlow and Daniel had a fabulous time at the Macksville Fire Brigade. Photo: supplied by Bluebird Support Services.