Pupils take on Safety Challenge

Residents / 13 Jun 2017

Peterborough school pupils will learn how to react to a fire, the consequences of being distracted near the road and how to stay safe online in a Safety Challenge at Dogsthorpe Fire Station on Wednesday 14 June 2017. 

Over 1,000 ten and eleven year olds from 14 schools across Peterborough will take part in Safety Challenge activities between 22 May and 16 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, where pupils will be taught how to react to and behave in a fire emergency 
  • 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's safer schools officers will offer advice on how to stay safe online 
  • Messages around peer pressure and how actions can affect other people will be presented as a quiz with pupils split into teams

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.”