23rd November 2017
Teaching children about safety
The Junior Citizens Trust has been in existence since 1991 and is offered free of charge to every year six state pupil in Oxfordshire. Each year approximately 5000 school children take part in the safety activities provided by the Junior Citizens Trust and its partners.
During our two hour visit the children experienced eight different safety scenarios and each child was given the opportunity to practice making a 999 telephone call. The learning sessions are designed to be interactive, and the children were taught a variety of life skills with a focus upon how to keep themselves safe whilst potentially helping others who may be in difficulty or distress.
Based on controlled learning experiences, the children were encouraged to make decisions which they may face during a real life emergency.
The Batt children were praised for their mature approach to the scenarios, clear thinking and great team work. Well done all!