21 June 2016

Keeping students safe for 25 years

Safety in Action celebrates Silver Anniversary.

More than 360 Year 6 pupils from 12 primary schools will gather at Sussex County Cricket Club on June 23 for this year’s Safety in Action day.

The event, which has been running for 25 years, provides advice and information to help keep students safe as they more to secondary school and enjoy more freedom and responsibility.

Hosted by Sussex County Cricket Club the event will be opened by Brighton & Hove Mayor Cllr Pete West at  9.30am.

The students will take part in 12 different workshops and activities provided by various agencies including:

Police – personal and identity safety ; RNLI – safe sea enjoyment; Health – oral hygiene/Sugar Smart;  Trading Standards – consumer information; Brighton & Hove buses – transport.

Faye Russell, Community Engagement Executive at Sussex Cricket, who was also one of the first students to take part in Safety In Action, said: “Moving up to secondary school brings a lot more freedom, so awareness of how to take care of yourself is an important life skill.

 “The activities students get involved with at Safety in Action give a great boost at a time of big changes for the students.”

The event is being organised by Brighton & Hove City Council staff along with police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Healthy snacks will be provided by Lewes Road Sainsburys.

All students will receive a “Step Up” booklet and can access a web page www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/safetyinaction for useful advice from the agencies involved.