A major event to give primary school students information about staying safe in different situations is planned to make a return this year, as the organiser, Child Accident Prevention (Jersey) celebrates their quarter-century in Jersey.
The 2021 Safety in Action Event is due to be held at Highlands College this month (5 – 14 July). It could not be held in 2020 due to Covid restrictions.
Co-ordinator for Child Accident Prevention (Jersey), Mandy Le Tensorer, said: “We are excited to be back. CAP J has staged this annual event since 1998, and to be able to include it in the celebrations for our 25th year feels really special.”
“Each year, over 1,000 Year 5 students from 30 primary schools across the Island visit interactive workshops where they receive important, practical information regarding how to stay safe. This information is delivered by enthusiastic instructors from our partner organisations, and we are really grateful to them for their participation.
Mandy said: “Following the success of the event in previous years and in response to valuable feedback we received from teachers, parents and students along with the co-operation of Highlands College and our partner organisations, we have taken the decision to continue running the event over eight days with two sessions each day. At each session the children will visit 5 workshops and learn from an expert in that subject.
“This format gives our workshop leaders more time to deliver those important safety messages and allows time to answer questions.
“Safety in Action sits well within the Key Stage 2 curriculum as it brings together all of the safety information the children have been taught and offers the opportunity to put that knowledge into practice.”
“This event is supported by our partner organisations and their representatives who help run the workshops, giving the children accurate and current information on how to keep themselves and their families safe.”
The workshops cover Fire Safety, Home Safety, Road Safety, First Aid and Outdoor Safety and we have presenters from SOJ Fire & Rescue, St John Ambulance, FNHC, SOJ Ambulance, Jersey Electricity and some volunteers who all help to ensure that those attending have an informative and enjoyable visit.
CAP offer their thanks to:
- Marks and Spencer who have supplied water for the event
- Waitrose who have supplied fruit for the children for the event, and
- JE who have supplied goodies for the goody bags for the event
CAP co-ordinator Mandy Le Tensorer is available for media interviews before the event (at set-up on Friday, 2 July) and during breaks at the event.
Mandy can be contacted on: 443614 or 07797 731085.