There were dramatic scenes on an academy playground in Dunstable, as firefighters and police rushed to a “crash”
involving a car and a bike.
But happily, this emergency was just a specially set-up scene at Priory Academy.
Lots of young aspiring reporters were on hand – for the pupils had to take notes and interview witnesses.
The idea was to drive home a key message to pupils – the vital importance of wearing a cycle helmet.
And the academy, in Britain Street, also wanted to give the children a better understanding of how emergency services work together to deal with accidents.
The afternoon was linked to Year 6 pupils’ journalism studies, part of their English lessons. They were keenly interested in the event, which provided plenty of inspiration for their articles.
A school spokeswoman said: “It was an amazing experience for everybody involved, one that nobody will forget!”