Health and safety sessions for pupils
More than 1,200 pupils leaving their primary schools to move up to secondaries this summer took part in a series of safety workshops.
The workshops – for Year 6 pupils from 34 primaries across Ashford borough – were staged at Towers School in Kennington, with funding coming from the Kent People’s Trust, Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Towers School and Tesco.
The Safety in Action fortnight – which ran from June 17 to June 28 – was organised by the Community Safety Unit and topics covered included road safety, home fire prevention, safe bus and coach travel, the dangers of drugs and alcohol, criminal damage and the importance of school attendance.
The workshops were delivered by representatives of Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Kent Police, Kent County Council, the Kenward Trust and older Towers School students.
Youngsters were faced with various imaginary scenarios and taught how to identify and deal with hazards and dangers.
Children learn about how much damage smoking can do to their lungs
Children from Phoenix School learn about internet safety with guidance from Marie Boniface, from Towers School and Cllr Mike Laughton, Cabinet Member for Community