Pupils to take part in Safety Challenge

Peterborough school pupils will learn how to react to a fire and the consequences of being distracted near the road in a Safety Challenge at Dogsthorpe Fire Station on Tuesday 24 May 2016.

Over 1,000 ten and eleven-year-olds from schools across Peterborough will take part in Safety Challenge activities between 23 May and 17 June.

Safety Challenge is delivered by various partner agencies and covers topics such as fire safety, anti-social behaviour, road safety, peer pressure and personal and cyber safety.

Workshops will include:

  • A live fire evacuation, where pupils will be taught how to react to and behave in a fire emergency
  • Experiments demonstrating the consequences of not wearing a cycle helmet or car seatbelt
  • Pupils will become traffic investigators and look for clues as to why a road crash has happened
  • 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 partnership, said: “Safety Challenge delivers key messages and important information which all children and young people need 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 to take away from the different activities.”

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