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Jun 15 2017

Junior Citizen event to help Harrow youngsters stay safe

Over a 10-day period, young people from across Harrow are being given important safety advice.

The ‘Junior Citizen’ event, coordinated by Child Safety Media in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service, will take place at the Stanmore Park Community Centre.

Approximately 1,200 primary school pupils will be taking part in a whole range of fun activities with a serious message from a variety of organisations including the Metropolitan Police Service, Compass, British Transport Police, The Mayhew Animal Home, Harrow School Nursing Service and London Fire Brigade.

Pupils will be presented with a number of dangerous or challenging situations and take part in role-play exercises to learn how to deal with them.

The ‘hands-on’ safety event teaches young people about important issues that are often overlooked by the curriculum, such as personal safety, knife crime, fire safety, rail safety, drug and alcohol awareness, healthy eating/dental hygiene and dog safety/welfare.

Pupils are given the unique opportunity to learn valuable skills from the professionals, through practical demonstrations and discussions in real-life situations – all within a safe environment.

The workshops run from the 12th to the 23rd June at the Stanmore Park Community Centre, Elliott Rd, Stanmore HA7 3SW.

There is a VIP Day scheduled for 1.15pm on Wednesday, 21st June 2017, when the local Mayor, Councillor Margaret Davine, together with the Portfolio Holder of Children, Young People and Schools at Harrow Council, Councillor Christine Robson, will be in in attendance at the workshops, to witness and show support for the important work of the programme.

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1 comment

  1. Sonoo Malkani

    The Young Citizenship Scheme is run by Harrow Council every year.In all my years associated with the Met Police and the Council I find it has been invaluable in delivering excellent practical information through demonstrations to our young folk..

    It is good to see the scope of this initiative has been increased to include other partners such as Harrow School Nursing Service and the Mayhew Animal Home.It’s even more gratifying that we have included Knife Crime, Drugs/Alcohol awareness and Rail Safety plus dental hygiene.I do wish some information on another burning issue—CYBER CRIME –had been included.Perhpas it was difficult to squeeze that in as well into a very tight schedule,aimed at Primary school students.I feel they are also likely targets and should be alerted well before they get to secondary school.

    All the same almost 1200 primary school pupils will be participating so it should help important messages to filter through to them and also friends who will no doubt become more aware of the importance of these issues.

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