Cheshire-based housing association Weaver Vale Housing Trust has been helping teach 11 and 12-year-olds about personal safety and anti-social behaviour before they move onto secondary school.
Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s Tenancy Team were joined by Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire West & Chester Council, The NHS, Scottish Power Networks, GIST and The Dogs Trust to teach valuable safety lessons to almost 900 primary school pupils from across Cheshire.
Year Six children from local schools have been learning about personal safety, anti-social behaviour, crime prevention, road safety, rail, electrical and environment safety, commuter safety and healthy living.
The project provided local children with a unique opportunity to engage directly with a range of partnership staff to discuss and learn about personal safety and crime-related issues. It is a key strand of the Child Safety prevention strategy.
Sylvia Pascoe, Neighborhood Experience manager at Weaver Vale Housing Trust said: “The Crucial Crew event has been a great way to get key safety and life skill messages across in an easy and enjoyable way.”
Pupils were given the unique opportunity to learn skills through practical demonstrations and discussions in real-life situations – all within a safe environment.
Sylvia added: “We were delighted to be involved, our Tenancy Team have been incredibly impressed with the maturity of the pupils along with their enthusiasm to get involved and learn about Anti-Social Behaviour, and how it can affect everyone.”
The ‘Crucial Crew’ event was coordinated by Child Safety Media in partnership with Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire Constabulary and a host of other organisations, and took place at Northwich.
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