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Junior citizen

Teaching children in year six, ages 10 or 11, about how to keep safe in everyday life.

Organised by members of the Safer Woking Partnership, with assistance from other agencies, including Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Freedom Leisure, UK Power Networks and Woking Borough Council, the three-week long educational safety scheme hosts two hour workshops to show children how to stay safe in everyday situations.

During the interactive workshops all children experience eight different safety scenarios and each child is given the opportunity to practice making a 999 telephone call. All learning sessions are designed to be interactive, where children are taught a variety of life skills which focus upon how to keep themselves safe whilst potentially helping others who may be in difficulty or distress.

Based on the controlled learning experiences provided, children are encouraged to make decisions which they may face during a real life emergency.

The workshop topics include stranger danger, fire safety, electricity safety, being a good neighbour, water safety, internet safety and healthy eating.

Following attendance, each child receives a free work book to allow the learning experience to continue back at school or at home.

Apart from the cost of travelling to the venue, the scheme is free of charge to all the schools that take part, thanks to the support of the agencies involved.

More information

Below are a list of useful links which cover the topics covered by the junior citizen sessions.

Read electricity and keeping safe advice for 7 to 14 year olds

Find out how children can stay safe when using the internet

Contact

Email: community.safety@woking.gov.uk

Phone: 01483 755 855