East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service works with the other emergency services each year to deliver award-winning Safety in Action events to nearly 6,000 children. The aim of these popular educational events help to keep the children safe, as well as increase awareness of potential hazards. However, due to social distancing measures, put in place by the Government, this means that Safety in Action will be delivered in an alternative way.
During these challenging times with Covid-19 they are still committed to delivering key safety messages, albeit virtually, to provide children with vital information, which could save their life.
This year, they want to ensure that students still receive safety messages from their Education Team, especially for year 6 children, who will be making the transition to secondary school and greater independence in September.
In the coming weeks, they will be emailing the schools that were due to attend these events to send fun educational material to support the children’s learning. (Please see the attached Safety in Action Challenge). If children would like to send back their completed work please email: [Sophie.firstname.lastname@example.org]Sophie.email@example.com
The idea is to cover a different safety topic each week. The material will include word searches, spot the hazards and ‘fill in the gap’ worksheets that can be sent out via email to the parents and carers. This will be supported by messages of support from their Education Team, alongside their partners, to guide them through the material that they will receive.
These messages will also be posted on social media and students invited to get in touch with their Education Team and ask them questions.
Feel free to visit their website https://www.esfrs.org/your-safety/education-intervention/safety-in-action/virtual-safety-in-action/ where they will be adding more content and activities over the forthcoming weeks.
Please note that these resources are designed for children aged 10 to 12 years old.