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ROUND UP: Surrey Fire and Rescue opens doors to public; Magna Carta-themed show proves Surrey schools have talent; Budding authors get chance to learn how to self-publish

Surrey Fire and Rescue opens doors to public

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will showcase state-of-the-art vehicles and equipment at an open day on Saturday 18 July.

Members of the public are invited to the service’s Reigate HQ between 10am and 4pm to find out more about the work of firefighters and a range of other emergency response and community safety services.

Activities for children include fire engine rides, a giant slide, dressing up and bouncy castles, while refreshments will also be available including a hog roast.

Displays and demonstrations will include sniffer dogs from BWY Canine in action. The dogs work with Surrey County Council’s trading standards officers to detect illegal tobacco products.

The event will take place at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Croydon Road in Reigate and more information can be found on the county council website.

Magna Carta-themed show proves Surrey schools have talent

Surrey Schools Have Talent 2015 Winners St Dunstans - credit laura-radford-london-photographer

St Dunstan’s School celebrate being crowned champions at Surrey Schools Have Talent! click image to download.

Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary was celebrated by 250 pupils from 11 schools at the annual Surrey Schools Have Talent! show.

Schoolchildren participating in the competition were given the task of creating a dance, music or theatre piece using the historic document as the theme.

St Dunstan’s Catholic Primary School won the event organised by Active Surrey and the county council’s Surrey Arts music service.

Magna Carta’s sealing in 1215 was commemorated at Runnymede last month at an event attended by HRH The Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

For more information about the competition visit the Surrey Music Hub website.

Budding authors get chance to learn how to self-publish

Budding authors are being given the chance to find out how to self-publish their books at an event organised by Surrey County Council’s libraries service.

The sold-out session at Guildford Library, which takes place on Friday 31 July at 10am, is part of the Digital Friday series of monthly events which help people gain new skills.

It will feature a talk by Paul Peters, who will speak about his experiences after self-publishing a series of books called The England Story.

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