Pupils take on Safety Challenge

Over 1,000 ten and eleven year olds across Peterborough will take part in Safety Challenge activities over the coming weeks.

One of the 19 schools involved in the Safety Challenge Scheme is St Thomas More Primary School in Park Lane, Peterborough.

Pupils from the school will learn how to react to a fire, the consequences of being distracted near the road and how to stay safe online when they travel to Dogsthorpe Fire Station on 25 June.

Safety Challenge is delivered by the SaferPeterborough Prevention and Enforcement Service (PES) and covers topics such as fire safety, road safety, cyber safety, water safety, anti-social behaviour and peer pressure.

Workshops will include:

  • A live fire evacuation, in which pupils will be taught how to react to and behave in a fire emergency
  • Road safety advice - Pupils will become traffic investigators and look for clues as to why a road crash has happened
  • Fire fighters will be giving essential information about when and where to swim and talk about the dangers of swimming in open water
  • Cambridgeshire Police safer schools officers offering advice on how to stay safe online
  • A quiz on each topic delivered along with messages on anti-social behaviou

Clair George from the SaferPeterborough Prevention and Enforcement Service (PES), said: “Safety Challenge delivers essential information which we want all children and young people to be aware of.

"We are protecting and educating our young people and aside from it being a memorable and fun experience there are some important life lessons and key messages to take away from the different activities.”

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