Pupils learn life-saving skills

Crucial Crew event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.   Kids learn how to deal with a casualty who has fallen of a bike.
Crucial Crew event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. Kids learn how to deal with a casualty who has fallen of a bike.

HUNDREDS of children from 32 schools in Mid Suffolk have attended the Crucial Crew event to learn life-saving skills.

Almost 900 children have attended the event, held at the Museaum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, held from June 20 until today. At the event, children have faced eight different scenarios to learn skills needed in life-saving situations.

Crucial Crew event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

Crucial Crew event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

They learnt how to cope in a mock fire scene, how to make an emergency call, road safety, how to deal with anti-social behaviour, first aid skills, the dangers of substance abuse and general health and hygene.

Needham Market Middle School attended the event on Wednesday.

Headteacher James Neale said: “We took 70 Year 6 pupils to the event and they really enjoyed it.

“They took part in everything from the smoke and fire caravan to the activities with the police.

Crucial Crew event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.   The fire experience unit, teaches kids how to react in a fire and get out safely.

Crucial Crew event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. The fire experience unit, teaches kids how to react in a fire and get out safely.

“It was a very worthwhile event and I would like to thank the organisers for setting it up.”

John Spitzer, community safety manager, at Mid Suffolk District Council, said: “This is a fantastic project that is much appreciated by the children and schools that attend.”