The Safety Centre has unveiled a new learning zone to teach children about the risks and consequences of littering, graffiti and knife crime at its site in Milton Keynes.
The content covered is suitable for Years 2 to 4 and focuses on choices and consequences related to littering and graffiti. Meanwhile, pupils in Years 5 and 6 can learn about the scenarios and consequences related to knife crime.
Both activities are said to provide children with the opportunity to gain “essential knowledge that will empower them to make safer choices”.
The centre is open throughout the year for primary school visits where children can access safety education that equips them with key information to use throughout their lives.
Safety topics covered include personal safety, online safety, fire safety, safety in the home, carbon monoxide poisoning, railway safety, car safety, safe places to cross, road safety, bullying and shop theft and early knife crime prevention.
Schools across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and beyond can book a range of interactive and immersive experiences and training for children.
Children are split into smaller groups for the session and tour, and swap over activities after lunch which they can eat in a designated packed-lunch area.
In addition to a tour of Hazard Alley and experiencing the new zone, children can later embed their learning with a classroom-based session designed to teach them how to keep themselves safer online.
About the Safety Centre
Established in 1992, the centre runs a programme of immersive safety activities and is said to have spearheaded the development of a UK-wide network of safety centres.
The onsite team’s experience includes working with a range of partners including Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, Gas Safe, MK Council and Thames Valley Police.