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TheTusk
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Sep 2020 16 10:36

Firework Display.

Good morning.
Does your school put on a firework display and if so are you doing one this year?
We did our first one last year and as it was reasonably successful the management are insisting we do it again this year.
Some staff have reservations about the safety due to the current covid issues.
They want to have a bar and burgers and the usual money making stuff.
Can we safely have up to 500 people eating and drinking on the school field.

What are your views? Thanks in advance.
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Sep 2020 16 10:43

Re: Firework Display.

I would say no.

Its a mass event with that many people and would breach the rule of 6
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Sep 2020 16 10:47

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I think it's pretty obvious that unless there is some miracle cure found and people can get it before bonfire night,firework displays will not be going ahead.
I won't comment on your management for even considering it -Shock.png-
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Sep 2020 16 10:48

Re: Firework Display.

I would say NO too.

You might not need to worry. From what Peston were saying on the news yesterday, we have 2 weeks to prove this rule of 6 is working, otherwise we will be in full lockdown again. However, schools may be the only exception to the lockdown. Seems this time, the government are determined that schools remain open.

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Sep 2020 16 12:07

Re: Firework Display.

We ( school and PTA ) have run fireworks for the last 5 years Cancelled this year event due to restrictions. Looking to do something on line. Any ideas ? -Confused.png-
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Sep 2020 16 12:10

Re: Firework Display.

gregincardiff wrote: Wed, 16th Sep 2020, 12:07pm We ( school and PTA ) have run fireworks for the last 5 years Cancelled this year event due to restrictions. Looking to do something on line. Any ideas ? -Confused.png-
Firework picture gallery from the kids... tony hart style?
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Sep 2020 16 13:19

Re: Firework Display.

Nope been cancelled this year
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Sep 2020 16 14:09

Re: Firework Display.

Cancelled, so no is my answer
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Sep 2020 16 14:15

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I think you have TWO hopes

No hope and Bob Hope -Big grin.png- -Big grin.png-
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Sep 2020 16 14:17

Re: Firework Display.

We don't, but if we did it certainly would't be happening this year.
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Sep 2020 16 16:20

Re: Firework Display.

Not a chance

However,

Remember the rule of 6 does not apply quite the same way as family as education facilities / businesses can be excluded subject to them meeting certain guidelines.

Therefore it probably could go ahead with lots of provisos.

However, you need to check with your insurance company as they might not be happy.
You also need to check with the Council, fire and police if you are expecting that sort of number.
How are you going to ensure social distancing, I noticed that some events have roped off areas for each individual group of 6 and then each group must be then at least one or two meters apart depending if masks are worn or not.

500 people would require 84 pens to be marked out with walkways in-between

You will probably only be allowed to do it by ticket only with people then signing in their group for Track & Trace.

I think your Head / management Team really need to think this through a bit more.
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Sep 2020 16 16:32

Re: Firework Display.

I'm not sure the educational exemption would apply in this case...

It has nothing to do with educating the children and could be seen as a separate commercial enterprise that just happens to be on school grounds.

In any case for all the reasons you detailed outdoorsman I think the management where ever The Tusk works needs their heads examined. -Crazy.png-
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Sep 2020 16 16:57

Re: Firework Display.

I can hear the CO's now arguing that it is a history lesson demonstrating what didn't happen when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament in 1605 -Big grin.png-

I think they would be crazy to try and hold it personally. Crazy and pretty selfish -Confused.png-

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Sep 2020 18 14:56

Re: Firework Display.

Thanks everyone, that was pretty much my opinion.

After relaying a conversation I had with a policeman yesterday lunchtime back to the head the firework display has been rescheduled to next year.

He looked at me aghast, asked me if I was joking and said they'd close it down straight away.
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Sep 2020 18 20:32

Re: Firework Display.

The government are bound to ban Bonfire Night at some point anyway. After all their incompetence they are not going to want anyone remembering what Guy Fawkes attempted and getting any ideas!
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