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Pupils see Safety in Action

Primary school pupils were prepared for the hidden dangers of adult life at MidKent College’s Safety in Action event.

An Elaine Primary Academy pupil feels the impact of a 5mph crash

More than 170 children from four local schools learned valuable lessons on a variety of topics including the importance of wearing seatbelts and the risks of playing on building sites and near railway lines.

Students from the College’s Public Services course helped run the event, which was supported by a number of partner agencies including Medway Council, Kent Police and the Army.

Teaching and learning manager Kat Topps said: “Safety in Action is invaluable in helping Year 6 pupils prepare for secondary school and adult life in general.

“The event also gives our students an opportunity to practice their leadership and teamwork skills, working with public services in the community to help spread the messages of safety among young people.

“It’s a real win-win situation for everyone involved with the project.”

The schools that took part in Safety in Action were Brompton-Westbrook Primary School, Burnt Oak Primary School, Elaine Primary Academy and Oasis Academy Skinner Street.

It was held in the historic moat next to MidKent College’s Medway Campus on Thursday (5 June).


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