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Crucial Crew helps children keep safe

Posted by Suffolk Coastal District Council on 24 October 2018 | Comments

Children in Suffolk Coastal are invited to learn more about safety in a fun and engaging environment.

Crucial Crew is back to teach year 6 pupils (10 – 11 years) about staying safe in their everyday life. 

Organised by Suffolk Coastal District Council and the Suffolk Coastal Rotary Clubs, Crucial Crew is supported by a number of partnership agencies including Suffolk Police, Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service, East Suffolk Communities Team, Suffolk County Council, Turning Point, Make a Chance Team and Onelife Suffolk, with funding raised by the Rotary District clubs.

It teaches children how to tackle the personal dangers they face and helps to prevent them from becoming involved in crime. The scheme raises their awareness in a fun and effective way so that they may be better equipped to increase their own and others safety.

This year’s sessions run from Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November at the Riverside Centre at Stratford St Andrew and the scenarios include first aid, fire safety, internet safety, healthy eating, road safety, anti-social behaviour, bullying and alcohol/substance misuse.

Cllr Steve Gallant, Cabinet Member for Community Health and Suffolk Coastal Community Safety Partnership Chair, said: “Crucial Crew is such an important part of our schools’ calendars as it teaches young people the essential life skills they need to stay safe in all aspects of life.

“This year we’ve got even more taking part, with 800 pupils taking part and we’re pleased to see so many hard working agencies joining us once again to run this initiative.”