Safety in Action West Kent 2015

01 May 2015

Safety in Action West Kent 2015For the last two weeks children from schools in the West Kent area have been attending the Salus ‘Safety in Action’ event, held at the Salomon’s Estate in Tunbridge Wells.

‘Safety in Action’ is an interactive event that invites Year 6 children to learn about some of the dangers they may face as they become more independent and prepare for transition to secondary school.

This event has been running in Kent since the early 1990’s, with several thousand children from Maidstone, Ashford, Swale, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Shepway taking part. It is supported by many organisations including Salus, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, RNLI, Kent County Council, British Transport Police, British Heart Foundation and UK Power Networks.

A number of scenarios are set up by the different organisations, designed to simulate and provide information about a variety of topics such as: drugs/alcohol, fire safety, water safety, electrical safety, rail safety, road safety, passenger safety, home safety, stranger danger, first aid, anti-social behaviour…

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Safety in Action has been featured in Issue 9 of the Times of Tunbridge Wells (29th April 2015) TUN1Apr29P014 and the Tunbridge Wells issue of the Kent and Sussex Courier (1st May 2015) Kent and Sussex Courier T-Wells 01.05.2015


Some comments from this year’s event:

“Invaluable! Thanks so much for an excellent learning opportunity.” (Staff member)

“Good day as usual. My Year Six children really enjoyed it.” (Staff member)

“It was amazing they should do more of Safety in Action as it is brilliant.” (Yr6 pupil)

“I really enjoyed all the activities and I learned a lot” (Yr6 pupil)



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