CMD Talk Pyrotechnics and Fireworks
CMD, the fireworks and pyrotechnics arm of drp, provided a presentation to groups of 6 to 10 year-olds. Simon Smith presented and in his role, he creates and manages all the displays drp produce. Smith provided insight to the history of fireworks, the different types available and how they are made. The pupils even provided poems as a thank you for the presentation. Last year saw drp complete 35 CSR projects as part of our 35th Anniversary campaign. We exceeded the target by 4 bringing the total to 39. This particular presentation was the last CSR project of 2015.
Simon showed the pupils video footage of the displays he’d produced and explained to them how the different colours and effects are made and more importantly, how to fire them. Simon enjoyed the presentation and commented, “it’s nice to talk to a group about what you do for a living, especially when it is something that most kids love to watch around the festive period. There were lots of questions understandably and it was nice to let them know how it’s done. The thank you poems were very kind and some even tried to design their own fireworks in their poems.”
Alison Maybury a teacher at the Stourport Primary School contacted Simon about presenting. She had the following to say “Sid came to talk to the year 3 and 4 children at Stourport Primary as part of a project about fireworks based on the story The Firework Maker’s Daughter. Sid gave an educational insight into all the work that goes on behind the scenes of a firework display. The children and staff were fascinated by the many aspects of his job, and it was great for the children to meet somebody who was able to talk so animatedly about a job that they wouldn't normally find out about. Sid was brilliant and we loved having him.”
2016 will be another year with all drpteam members involved in a range of CSR projects. It has become very much part of the drp culture.