Girls on Fire is passionate about developing school programs that inspire and empower young people as they explore what life might look like after school. Our inclusive programs provide new and captivating avenues for fostering self-assurance, pushing boundaries, and embracing potential.
Who are our school programs for?
Girls on Fire school programs are for all independent and private secondary schools looking to share fire and rescue concepts and learning experiences with students.
We deliver both in-person single day camps as well as a variety of virtual classes.
Single day camps
Students come together to experience emergency service education and training via a mix of presentations from facilitators, individual and class activities, and disaster and emergency simulations. These single day camps involve physical activity, teamwork and a focus on providing a snapshot of the day in the life of emergency services.
We offer single day camps as:
- One-off activities for school aged students within a particular region or town
- One-off or regular activities for a specific school for career days or an alternative to traditional school excursions and camps
- A part of a school’s specific volunteer, community or vocational training program
Single day camps are available to schools and regions by request. Please contact us to find out more.
Students can tune into specific classes for the purpose of understanding career options after school, ways to volunteer in the community, and/or as a way of increasing their community’s preparedness against fire, emergency and disaster scenarios.
These classes are available as part of:
- Government training programs
- A school’s commitment to career advice and vocational pathways
- General education programs on community resilience, inclusion and diversity, volunteering, climate change, and more
We can bring Girls on Fire to your classroom, auditorium or career’s day with a few simple clicks.
For an example of our previous school’s programs, check out this virtual girls fire training program created specifically for the Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP).
What you need to know
We design our school programs and customise both the single day camps and the virtual classes and programs to suit your school’s needs.
You can choose from a variety of focuses including:
- Career pathways
- Volunteering and community participation
- Inclusion and diversity
- Understanding fire, emergency and disaster preparedness, prevention and relief
- Regional and remote community activation
We’re also happy to work with you to design school programs with other focusses in mind.
Our presenters and facilitators are chosen because of their experience in the emergency services. Many of whom come from extensive education, curriculum development and training delivery backgrounds. Each member of the Girls on Fire team has undergone a Working with Children check, a police check and extensive reference check.
Please note: Current in-person camps are for New South Wales schools only. We’re working with New South Wales based schools with a view to expand our reach to other states by 2024. Please get in touch to discuss your school’s needs.
Our current school programs
We’re currently planning our roster of in-person and virtual Schools Program offerings. Stay tuned for details.