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Safety in Action 2015

Monday 6th July to Tuesday 14th July


Another successful year for Safety in Action.The 18th annual  Safety in Action Event was held at Highlands College in July. Just over 1000 year 5 students from all 31 primary schools on the island attended the event,where they are taken through 6 interactive workshops and situations highlighting potential risks and dangers that they could come across or experience in their everyday lives. They were shown how to assess those risks and to remain safe.

Students were also instructed in how to contact the emergency services, how to put a casualty in the recovery position,testing your smoke alarm, having an escape plan incase of a house fire,road safety and safe places to cross the road, safety in the home covering electrical safety and the dangers of household cleaning products and the ingestion of button batteries ,what to do if caught in a 'rip current' and information regarding the flags and signs found at the beach. Sun safety and the proper wearing of cycle helmets and the new legislation regarding the wearing of cycle helmets were also covered.

Safety in Action has a major benefit within the curriculum as the culmination of study as part of Key Stage 2 studies regarding safety.

Comments from teachers and parents attending this year's event;

Interesting, interactive delivery to keep children interested. Information clearly explained, pace and delivery good.

Scenarios put the content into a real context and are relevant to students

Clear objectives, key points emphasised and misconceptions clarified

Practical advice appropriate to the age and understanding for year 5 students

Very practical sessions,children engaged at all times.

Good content delivered in all workshops,visually stimulating, well presented.

A fact filled interactive morning which was very effective with clearly explained workshops,and good demonstrations performed.

The scenarios covered were:

  • First Aid,
  • Road Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Water Safety,
  • Play Safety

Click on the video below to give you a taster about what Safety in Action is all about.