Pupils in Hartlepool have been making the most of attending Hartlepool Power Station in recent weeks. The reason for this is an initiative that has been put together by a variety of agencies interested in promoting the safety of schoolchildren in a variety of situations. The visitor centre at the power station has been the setting for a two-week series of workshops, talks and role-playing situations.
Some of the areas of interest that are being focused on during the event include safety with fireworks, safety around the railways, safety around electrical items and also safety at the seaside. It is hoped that the children who attend the event (available to all the primary schools in the Hartlepool area) will come away with a better degree of knowledge regarding various safety issues.
The event is called Crucial Crew and it has managed to achieve what some would say is impossible – it has made safety issues interesting and engaging for Year 6 pupils. The director of the power station, Simon Parsons, spoke of the success of the scheme which also took place last year and every year since 1996. It is hoped this event will also continue long into the future.
How important is it to make schoolchildren aware of various safety issues?
It is never too early to learn about the potential dangers that are everywhere we look in life. Learning about various dangers can help keep children much safer than they would be otherwise. They may look at certain situations differently and take different actions to keep themselves safer than they would have done before. Learning about this at a young age – especially at school – means that hopefully fewer children will be injured than would otherwise be the case. This event looks to be achieving this very aim, which is very good news.
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