Local school's book burning bright at North West Young Enterprise Finals

The 'Hazardous Harry' writing team.
The 'Hazardous Harry' writing team.

A group of Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College students who authored their very own children's book are taking their work to the North West Young Enterprise Finals

Written in poem form, the eight-strong writing team’s book, titled ‘Hazardous Harry’, is for children aged three and above and is centred around fire safety.

Burnley MP, Julie Cooper, has praised the book, saying: “It’s excellent. As a former teacher and a parent, I can see the appeal to primary school children.

“It’s eye-catching, it teaches a lesson, and it could save a life,” she added. “A lot of work has gone into it, not just from writing it but producing it, marketing it, and making it into a business.

“They are sending a strong message for children and it’s a step for them into the business community, which is thriving in Burnley.”

Burnley’s Fire Service Delivery Manager, Chris Waring, and Tesco’s Community Champion, Billie Jean Horne, have also approved the book, with Chris saying: “They have come such a long way since they first asked me about it. They could make Hazardous Harry into a series warning about all kinds of safety issues such as the dangers of water and more.”

The team went to the Lancashire finals where they were triple award winners, scooping the titles for Best Trade Stand, Best Presentation, and Best Overall Company, and will now represent Lancashire in the North West Finals.

“They are an excellent team who have created a worthwhile product,” said their teacher, Polly Clegg. “The book informs and educates children on the dangers of fire in the home and they have worked so hard.”