Safety in Action for schoolchildren

Railway safety will be one of the subjects
Railway safety will be one of the subjects

More than 1,200 Wealden primary schoolchildren will be learning about risk and safety first hand during this summer’s Safety in Action weeks.

Blue light services and transport providers are joining Wealden District Council to provide two weeks of events to give Year Six primary school pupils the chance to experience hazard scenarios in a safe and secure environment. Among the situations which will be tackled by the children are road safety, personal safety, looking after an injured person, reporting an arson attack, safety on railway lines, alcohol, water and danger on the farm.

“We have been running Safety in Action for 24 years,“ said Wealden organiser Sophie Hepworth. “These hands-on active learning events really help the children retain important messages about what to do in difficult situations and build personal confidence that cannot be instilled by watching a promotional video. I am pleased to see other organisations are adopting this approach to help educate and inform more young people.”

The first Safety in Action Week of the summer will be held at Eridge. A second will be held at Herstmonceux Castle from June 29 to July 3. Working with Wealden is Sussex Police, South East Coast Ambulance, East Sussex Fire and Rescue, Southern Railway, Freedom Leisure and NHS school nurses.

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