As the Olympic games draw to a close this weekend so too does a project inspired by the spirit of London 2012.
Young fire cadets from across the UK came together for the Fire Fit Initiative, hosted by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service – and funded through the Olympic legacy project.
Fire cadets aged 13-17 came to Stockport to take part in the National Community Fire Cadet Camp 2012.
Children and Young People Programme Manager John Cartwright said: “It only happens every two years and it’s great to see cadets from all over the UK here in Greater Manchester.”
The cadets took part in a range of sporting activities including netball, football and canoeing – many with a fire safety theme.
The British hose running competition was one of the highlights, with cadets tested against the clock as they unravelled several lengths of hose and attached them to the water supply.
Hertfordshire Fire Cadet Instructor Pete Chapman said: “All the young people from Herts absolutely loved it. The fire service is a family - no matter what brigade you are from and it's just been a brilliant week."
They also had a visit to Alton Towers as well as taking part in bonding activities in practice for the International Cadet Olympics which will be held in Mulhouse in France in July 2013.
The camp held the Inspire Mark, awarded by the government to GMFRS’ Fire Fit project set up to create a legacy after the 2012 Olympics.
Yesterday saw events rounded off with a day of 'It’s a Knock-out' style fun.