Children learn safety message

CHILDREN are visiting the Museum of East Anglian Life to learn how to save lives and stay safe.The Crucial Crew event, aimed at 10 and 11-year-olds with sessions at the museum's 70-acre site in Stowmarket, covers accident prevention, road and water safety, food and fire safety, crime reduction and dangerous rubbish.

CHILDREN are visiting the Museum of East Anglian Life to learn how to save lives and stay safe.

The Crucial Crew event, aimed at 10 and 11-year-olds with sessions at the museum's 70-acre site in Stowmarket, covers accident prevention, road and water safety, food and fire safety, crime reduction and dangerous rubbish.

Organised by Mid Suffolk District Council with help from the Rotary Club, it involves 28 local schools.

Richard Thurlow, the council's culture and community services manager, said: “The children will have the opportunity to take part in various scenarios that cover a range of potentially life-saving situations, to gather information and skills that could help the whole family.


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“These scenarios include mock fire scenes, water safety, effect on their community of anti social behaviour and risky rubbish with a new unit for 2007, how to make a 999 telephone call.”

The half day sessions continue until June 29 and involve the fire service, police, Primary Care Trust staff, the Rotary Club, Environment Agency, EDF Energy and Suffolk County Council.

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