Lifeskill lessons for kids in Selby
7:30am 28th June 2010
Kids in Selby are learning how to cope with fire, drugs, bullying and personnal saftey
The crucial crew are giving ten year olds from 42 schools a crash course in lifeskills later. The annual event organised by North Yorkshire Police and partner agencies forms part of the Government's 'Every Child Matters' programme. It brings together a number of organisations to give young people vital health and safety advice to help them deal with life challenges as they get older and become more independent.
Saving lives and preventing crime is the police's primary objective says Inspector Richard Abbott of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team: "This is a great way to educate young people on how to stay safe and what to do if they find themselves in a difficult situation.
"The sessions are fun and engaging and capture the children's attention at an age when they are young enough to soak all the information up and old enough to understand the dangers. The skills they will learn will hopefully stay with them for the rest of their lives and may one day help to save a life.
"Crucial Crew also gives children a positive experience of the emergency services and other organisations who all work to help keep them and their communities safe."
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