Crucial Crew gives Year 6 pupils life skills to deal with and avoid a range of potentially hazardous situations. It is supported by staff from Rotherham Road Safety, South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue.
Last month Elder Class travelled to the Lifewise Centre as part of the Crucial Crew trip.
• The visit covered the following aspects:
• Road safety
• How to travel safely on a bus
• Internet safety
• First aid
• As part of the learning the children visited a replica pub, a shop, a playground and a courtroom. They learned about the consequences involved if you break the law. E.g. stealing from shops; buying/ drinking alcohol or other illegal substances.
When speaking to the pupils it was clear that they had really been made aware of the dangers that they will encounter on a daily basis. E.g. road safety; public transport and internet safety.
Many of them said they felt more confident about how to react in an emergency situation than they did before the visit. The school have since organised a more in depth e-safety day with Key Stage 2 children this month and are planning to set up first aid training for upper key stage 2 children in the Autumn term.
The Y6 pupils will share their experience and their learning with their parents and rest of the school in assemblies and through their displays in class and around the school.