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Safety Zones

The Warning Zone safety tour is made up of eight, realistic, set-piece scenarios, individually incorporating real-life settings, interactive equipment and special effects. Each scenario lasts for 12 minutes, has five key learning points and concludes with a group knowledge check.

 

What are the eight safety scenarios?

Fire Risk in the Home

Here we focus on what we can do to reduce risks of fire in the home. We discuss with the children how to follow the safety steps learned in this Zone in an instructive but interactive way.

Electricity & Building Sites

How electricity works in our everyday lives and how to be aware of the risks and dangers caused by sub-stations and power lines are explored. We look at potential dangers in and on building sites and discuss the risks and consequences of trespassing.

Alcohol and Anti-Social Behaviour

Problems caused by alcohol – what alcohol is, how it works on the body, how it can affect the way we behave and the risks it poses. We also discuss how our behaviour can affect the community about helping to look after the environment and our social responsibility.

Personal Safety

An important message is shared in this Zone – how to grow up safely and the potential problems that can be faced by young people as they gain more independence. Peer pressure and knife crime are also covered in here.

Risk around Water

An aquatic theme in this Zone! We discuss how to be safe and have fun near all water scenarios – whether it be canals or quarries through to a day at the beach! We also look at staying healthy in the sun and what we can do by being aware of the effects of plastic/pollution on our sea-life.

Arson and Criminal Damage

We discuss with the children what arson is, and how having committed arson affects not just them, but all of the community. In a controlled way, we show the damage that arson causes and the impact committing arson has on their future life choices – e.g. careers and the risk of a Criminal Record. We also look at making a 999 call and discuss the risks and consequences around making a
hoax emergency call.

Road Safety

An all-round view of how to keep safe on roads is the focus of this Zone. We look at awareness of the dangers posed by devices and ear-pods when on foot and the importance of keeping safe whilst cycling.

Risk around Railways

We look at keeping safe and not trespassing near/on railways – the cost involved (to them) of playing “dare” games on the line and the cost to those who are affected. We alert the children to the dangers of throwing objects on to railway lines.

Take a look at what the students and teachers have to say about their tours:

I was given information about beach safety and what the different flags mean. I can use this to keep me and my family safe when we go on our summer holiday to Cornwall later this year.

Pupil, Woodcote Primary School

We thoroughly enjoyed the day and it taught children lessons that we cannot do in the classroom with the same effect.

Mrs Jenner, Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator, New Swannington Primary School

I learnt that you have to check your smoke alarm every week and change the battery every year. I told my parents to check the smoke alarms when I got home.

Pupil, Shepshed High School