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Children taught ‘crucial’ life safety lessons by experts




Pupils from St Louis Middle School and Hundon Primary School vist West Suffolk College to take part in crucial crew.'Fire safety in the home, pupils from St Louis learn about fire Safety.''Picture Mark Westley ANL-150707-232319009
Pupils from St Louis Middle School and Hundon Primary School vist West Suffolk College to take part in crucial crew.'Fire safety in the home, pupils from St Louis learn about fire Safety.''Picture Mark Westley ANL-150707-232319009

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,

Pupils from St Louis Middle School and Hundon Primary School vist West Suffolk College to take part in crucial crew.'St Louis Pupils make 999 calls'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150707-232233009
Pupils from St Louis Middle School and Hundon Primary School vist West Suffolk College to take part in crucial crew.'St Louis Pupils make 999 calls'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150707-232233009

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.”

Pupils from St Louis Middle School and Hundon Primary School vist West Suffolk College to take part in crucial crew.'Food Safety in the kithen with St Louis Pupils''Picture Mark Westley ANL-150707-232255009
Pupils from St Louis Middle School and Hundon Primary School vist West Suffolk College to take part in crucial crew.'Food Safety in the kithen with St Louis Pupils''Picture Mark Westley ANL-150707-232255009

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.



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