Primary school students learn to stay safe

Primary Schools Safety Workshop at The Deepings School'Three schools attending on the day - Market Deeping Co Primary, Lichfield Community Primary, William Hildyard, centre front is current deputy head Richard Crow who will be head in September ANL-140407-161750001
Primary Schools Safety Workshop at The Deepings School'Three schools attending on the day - Market Deeping Co Primary, Lichfield Community Primary, William Hildyard, centre front is current deputy head Richard Crow who will be head in September ANL-140407-161750001

Some 250 Year 6 pupils from seven local primary schools came together at The Deepings School on Friday for a ‘stay-safe’ multi-agency workshop.

The two-day event focussed on a variety of safety skills, including first aid, staying safe online, the proper precautions to be taken around roads, railway lines and water, as well as about anti-social behaviour.

Andy Payne, youth engagement manager for Lincolshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Community safety is a key priority for us. It’s so important we prepare our young people for the future.”
“These multi-agency ‘stay-safe’ days allow us to work with young people in an interesting, engaging environment and to get our safety messages across in a fun and exciting way.”

The event was also a way for the children to become accustomed to secondary school life.

Dawn Pearson, transition manager at The Deepings School, added: “It is important that Year 6 pupils feel safe and comfortable in their surroundings as they make the move from primary to secondary education and this workshop provides them with information and skills to help in this process.”

Pictured above: Students pictured after learning key safety skills.

Photo (TIM WILSON): SG040714-104TW