The national safety initiative aimed at year 6 pupils (10-11 year olds) in Suffolk Coastal celebrates its fifth birthday next week.
Organised by the Suffolk Coastal Community Safety Partnership (CSP) and Rotary club members, Crucial Crew is supported by a number of partnership agencies including the Police, Fire Service, Suffolk Coastal Active Communities Team, Suffolk County Council, The Matthew Project, OneLife Suffolk and Rotary volunteers, 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 16 – Friday 20 October at the Riverside Centre at Stratford St Andrew and the scenarios include first aid, fire safety, internet safety, healthy eating, road safety, electrical safety, anti-social behaviour 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.”