Youngsters get safety advice

YOUNGSTERS from schools in Ipswich are enjoying a fortnight full of activities to teach them about personal safety.The Crucial Crew scheme is run by the community safety unit at Ipswich Borough Council, together with the fire service and NHS.

YOUNGSTERS from schools in Ipswich are enjoying a fortnight full of activities to teach them about personal safety.

The scheme, Crucial Crew, run by the community safety unit at Ipswich Borough Council, is made up of a series of up to ten interactive safety scenarios, run by a number of agencies including Suffolk Fire Service and the NHS Primary Care Trust

Every year six pupil from Ipswich and the surrounding areas will have attended the event this year as it is held in two fortnight blocks, one in June and one in September.

Issues of personal safety are tackled, such as how to dial 999 and what to do about internet stranger dangers.

Pupils from Morland School and Sprites Junior enjoyed the day at Hallowtree Scout Campsite, in Nacton, which was the third day of September's event.

Lynda Morgan, from the community safety team, said: “Everything is going really well at the moment.

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“It has helped that the weather has been good because some of the events are outside.”

The Lions Club of Ipswich is one of many community groups that have helped to finance the scheme, as they donated £500.

Have you got an event coming to your school you would like to tell us about? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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