This week, young people from across Knowsley will be given important safety advice to help them stay safe.
Valuable life skills
Hundreds of pupils attending a Crucial Crew event will be taught valuable life skills that will enable them to stay safe as they move from primary to secondary school. The ‘hands-on’ safety event will teach young people about important issues including anti-social behaviour, road safety, personal safety, hate crime and online safety.
Staying safe on the roads
Knowsley’s Road Safety Team is hosting sessions that will focus on pedestrian safety. Children will be encouraged to think about distractions when they are out and about and to think about the potential consequences of them not giving the road their full attention.
Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said:
“This is a really valuable event. Figures show that almost 2,000 children under the age of 16 are killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads every year. The main reason for this is because they simply haven’t looked properly for traffic. This is often because they have been distracted.
Our Road Safety sessions will highlight potential distractions and remind children to always give the road their full attention. Our message is clear – distractions on the road can kill.”
Who is involved?
The ‘Crucial Crew’ event, coordinated by Child Safety Media and sponsored by Merseyside Police and Knowsley Housing Trust, will take place at Alamein Barracks in Huyton from Monday 12 to Friday 16 June 2017.
It is a unique opportunity for pupils to learn valuable skills from the professionals, through practical demonstrations and discussions in real-life situations – all within a safe environment.
A wide range of safety organisations are involved, including Merseyside Police, Knowsley Housing Trust, British Transport Police, Knowsley Council’s Road Safety Team, St John Ambulance and Catch 22.