Children Learn Important Safety Messages

November 2014

Children Learn Important Safety Messages

Some 1,250 primary school children are learning how to stay safe in Pembrokeshire; pupils are being taught about safety on the road, at home, on the internet and on the beach in ‘Crucial Crew’. The unique project - which took place last week and continues into this week - is co-ordinated by Pembrokeshire County Council’s Road Safety Unit and is sponsored by South Hook LNG.

Councillor Wynne Evans, Deputy Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, said: “Crucial Crew is an inventive way of teaching children about potential hazards and dangers. “The event is now in its 21st year of giving important safety education messages to children in Pembrokeshire." He continued, “This would not be possible without the dedication of the many agencies who attend and their staff.”

At Crucial Crew youngsters are presented with a number of dangerous or challenging situations - such as a school bus evacuation, road hazards, or house fire - and take part in role play exercises to learn how to deal with the situation.

Taking part in this year’s event are: the Ambulance Trust, Domestic Abuse Forum, Dyfed Powys Police, PCC Food Safety, Maritime Coastguard Agency, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Red Cross, PCC Road Safety, Royal National Lifeguard Institution, PCC School Transport and Western Power Distribution.

Mariam Dalziel, Public Relations Manager from South Hook LNG said: “Safety is the top priority at South Hook LNG Terminal, so we are delighted to be supporting the Crucial Crew event once again, giving our County’s children the opportunity to learn valuable safety lessons across a whole range of different situations.”

Each pupil taking part is given a goodie bag sponsored by South Hook LNG with items donated by participating agencies.

Crucial Crew is also sponsored by Powersafe and Simon Safety.

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