Health and safety ses­sions for pupils

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report -

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.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM2109007

Chil­dren learn about how much dam­age smok­ing can do to their lungs

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Chil­dren from Phoenix School learn about in­ter­net safety with guid­ance from Marie Boni­face, from Tow­ers School and Cllr Mike Laughton, Cabi­net Mem­ber for Com­mu­nity

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