More than a Thousand Children set to take part in Crucial Crew 2018

Around 1200 St Edmundsbury school children will be learning vital life-lessons at Crucial Crew 2018 in July.

Year six children aged between 10 and 11 years, from 36 St Edmundsbury schools, will come together at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds to experience various scenarios, staffed by experts who show children how to deal with potentially dangerous situations and how to protect both themselves and others. The Fire Service will simulate what it is like being in a burning house, Abbeycroft Leisure will be talking to the children about the dangers of swimming in open water and how to help someone in trouble in the water and the Dogs Trust will be talking about being Dog Safe. The overall focus of the event is on personal safety and personal well- being.

This year 1200 children from 36 schools will be attending the scenarios run by the Fire Service, Police, West Suffolk Community Safety Partnership, First Aid provider, Environmental Health, Suffolk, Dogs Trust,  Suffolk Road Safety, and Abbeycroft Leisure. Crucial Crew is organised and funded by St Edmundsbury Borough Council. Thanks go to West Suffolk College for allowing free use of their facilities and to local supermarkets; the Co-op and Waitrose for sponsoring the refreshments.

Contact Helen Lindfield, Families and Communities Officer, 01284 757620, mobile 07939 886 649