Our Year 5, 6, 7 & 8 students had the exciting opportunity this week to visit Longton Fire Station to take part in their ‘Safe+Sound’ workshop.
Safe+Sound is a project set up by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with the aim of supporting communities to make informed and positive lifestyle choices, improving their health, safety and wellbeing. The project runs a variety of interactive and practical workshops for children, young people and over 60s delivered by multiple partners and agencies.
Our workshop covered the topic of vulnerability which involved teaching students about anti-social behaviour and the dangers of substance misuse, including drugs and alcohol.
NatWest were there to give students a lesson on cyber-crime – giving practical advice on staying safe online and not falling victim to identify theft which is becoming increasingly common.
Of course, students also were given a valuable lesson in fire safety and were shown how to spot and avoid potential fire hazards – as well as being shown the dangers if they don’t! Students were shocked at just how quickly fire can spread.
They were also shocked at the effects of not wearing seatbelts as shown through a live demonstration.
Overall, the girls came away with an awareness and knowledge of safety that will hopefully stay with them for the rest of their lives!
For more information, please visit the Safe+Sound website.