The Crucial Crew!

Year 5 pupils joined St Helens Council’s Road Safety, Youth Service and Rangers Teams together with Merseyside Police, ESafety and St Johns Ambulance at the Crucial Crew event recently.

Held at the Totally Wicked Stadium, the students, aged 9 to 10, act out a series of safety scenarios and emergency situations.

The scheme’s aim is to help the children become more aware of their personal safety, make a contribution to crime prevention, avoid being a victim of crime, know what to do in an emergency, foster good citizenship and actively contribute to their own health and that of others.

The Council’s Road Safety Team, who organised the event, delivered information about being safe near and on roads whilst the Youth Service team talked about water safety when out and about.

Meanwhile, ESafety covered the importance of being safe online and the tips you can use to help make being online an enjoyable experience and the Rangers discussed safety and awareness in open spaces.

Merseyside Police explained to the pupils how to make a 999 call and introduced them to the 101 number as a way of reporting crimes and other concerns that don’t require an emergency response.

And St Johns Ambulance covered the importance of first aid and give the children a crash course in how to put someone into the recovery position when required to do so.

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