Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Safe+Sound project has seen hundreds of school children learn about fire, road, water and online safety during a week of activities sessions.
The week was a huge success with the children really learning a lot from each session and it was fantastic to reach so many young people in Lichfield.
In the last week the Service has reached 335 year five pupils, working in partnership with Staffordshire Police who taught the students about staying safe online and child sexual exploitation, the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) who shared water safety with the help of the Canal and Rivers Trust, and the DHL UK Foundation spoke about the danger of heavy goods vehicles and general road safety.
Business Development Manager Helen Wood said: “The week was a huge success with the children really learning a lot from each session and it was fantastic to reach so many young people in Lichfield.
“The messages that were put across are so important and they were really well received. Our focus was on fire safety in the home and the children were really interested in learning about how to prevent fire and what hazards there may be in their home, as a well as the dangers of starting fires.
“The project provides an ideal platform to delivery multi-agency safety advice in an interactive and practical way.
“Prevention is at the heart of our Service and the best way to prevent incidents is to educate children at a young age so they then carry that knowledge forward into their adult lives.”
Safe+Sound aims to support communities to make informed and positive lifestyle choices, improving their health, safety and wellbeing. The project runs a variety of sessions for children, young people and over 60s. More information on the project can be found here: https://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/your-safety/safe-and-sound/