Students get ‘Streetwise’ about safety

Published Friday 20 June 2014 at 14:58

Young people from Blackburn schools were given valuable safety lessons at a fun event.

Students from St Pauls RC School and Holy Souls RC Primary School took part in Streetwise, an annual event which encourages safety learning to the year 6 primary children in Blackburn with Darwen.

It aims to reduce the number of accidents within the home and on the streets and to deter young people from getting involved in crime and anti-social behaviour, to safeguard children in other areas of life, such as in car safety, life-saving skills, and internet safety.

The children were given a quiz to complete related to the Streetwise scenarios both before and after the event this allows the team to check the learning that has taken place.

Councillor Stephanie Brookfield, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Road Safety Champion, said:

“This was a really fun way for students to learn some important lessons about safety on the road and in the home, and how to avoid getting involved with crime.

“I think all the children had a really good time. I really enjoyed the event and I would urge all schools within the borough to sign up for next year.”

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