Children taught ‘crucial’ life safety lessons by experts
From a smoke filled bedroom to food hygiene, nearly 900 pupils have been tackling various scenarios to improve their life safety knowledge.
The Year 6 children from 20 schools across St Edmundsbury have been learning from experts during the Crucial Crew initiative about how to deal with potentially dangerous situations and protect both themselves and others,
The activities at West Suffolk College which run until Friday, July 17 included looking at potential fire hazards in a make-shift bedroom, which was later filled with artificial smoke and the pupils had to be ‘rescued’ by a fire officer.
They also learnt about hand-washing, road safety, how to put someone in the recovery position, making a 999 call and internet safety.
The East Anglian Dogs Trust also explained how to keep safe around dogs.
Helen Lindfield, families and communities officer for St Edmundsbury Borough Council, said: “The children and schools find it really valuable. It’s fun learning and it’s interactive.”
Professionals taking part were the fire service, police, East of England Ambulance Trust, Environmental Health, East Anglian Dogs Trust and Abbeycroft Leisure.
Organisers thanked Asda for supporting the event with refreshments and West Suffolk College for providing its facilities.