Teaching children about safety

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

The Junior Citizens Trust has been in existence since 1991 and is offered free of charge to every year six state pupil in Oxfordshire. Each year approximately 5000 school children take part in the safety activities provided by the Junior Citizens Trust and its partners.

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

The Junior Citizens Trust mission statement is "to provide education to children and young persons who are residents of the County of Oxfordshire on a wide range of health and safety issues".

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Keeping safe online

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