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School's out and so are the safety messages!
written by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 27th July 2017 at 15:22

Once again, the Summer Safety Campaign at SafetyWorks! has been very successful with over 1,600 primary school children from Tyne and Wear The children took part in fun awareness sessions covering fire, water, beach and road safety just in time for the summer holidays. The SafetyWorks! team provided information about how to stay safe when playing outside and at barbecues, RNLI Lifeguards delivered sessions around water and beach safety and Northumbria Police provided advice on Stranger Danger. Other agencies involved in the campaign were St John Ambulance and local road safety officers. Teachers who attended with their class gave very positive feedback about their visit: Kathrine Holmes from Albany Village Primary in Washington said, “The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to SafetyWorks. Thank you for a well organised, interesting and highly useful session. It was so engaging and pupils have taken lots from the experience. We will follow up the session by completing some project work based on all of the information that was given during the morning.” Rachel Rush from Benton Dene School in Newcastle told us, “ We had an amazing morning. We wish we could have spent the full day with you all. Such an amazing venue with highly skilled and knowledgeable facilitators. The hands-on activities work so well with our pupils.” SafetyWorks! Manager Gill Elvin, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said “Once again, the Summer Safety Campaign has been successful with schools attending for the 4th year running and it is very pleasing to receive such positive feed from teachers following their visit”. RNLI Lifeguard Community Engagement Supervisor, Nick Campbell said 'It has been another successful year at SafetyWorks. Children will go into the summer holidays with important safety messages from the RNLI. They will know it is safest to swim between the red and yellow flags and it is always better to go to a lifeguarded beach where they can give local information and help you Respect the Water.' For information regarding the campaigns we regularly run at SafetyWorks visit or contact the centre directly by emailing [email protected] or calling 0191 444 1130.
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