Safety event success for more than 2000 students

More than 2000 students from 50 schools across Telford and Wrekin are taking part in a multi-agency partnership event aimed at raising their awareness of important safety issues.

Safety event success for more than 2000 students

The Crucial Crew event is taking part over the course of 14 days at Telford College of Arts and Technology.

Crucial Crew is aimed at 10-11 year old students and is designed to provide them with education in safety essentials in preparation for their next step up to secondary school.

The children took part in several different scenarios throughout the day, learning about:

  • road safety
  • fire safety
  • electrical safety
  • streetwise
  • anti-social behaviour
  • internet safety
  • be active
  • ready set prepared (emergency planning)  
  • alcohol awareness
  • water safety

Councillor Shirley Reynolds, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Education and Skills, said: “Crucial Crew is a fantastic event with more than 2,000 children receiving guidance on what to do in a number of potentially unsafe situations.

“It's essential that we equip children with the knowledge to tackle many unsafe situations and Crucial Crew certainly managed to do that over the course of a day.

“It was easy to tell that the children had a fantastic day, but also that they were learning every step of the way.

“I would very much like to thank Telford College of Arts and Technology who have been a great venue for an event of this size and nature.

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