Summer 2013 Safety Centre newsletter

Mon 22 Jul, 2013


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Click on the picture above to open or download a copy of the four-page newsletter.

Note: The Safety Centre is holding a free open day on Sunday 28 July 2013 featuring visits from Thames Valley Police, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, British Transport Police, The Parks Trust and lots of fun and quizzes for the children. There will also be refreshments and the chance to talk to staff and volunteers.

The summer 2013 edition of Newsflash, the newsletter of the Safety Centre in Milton Keynes, is out now.

Newsflash is produced with help from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service as part of its support for the Kiln Farm-based charity, and printed by Thames Valley Police.

The Safety Centre – also known as Hazard Alley – is a purpose-built interactive education facility for children. It was opened in 1994 as a result of collaboration between the police and fire services.

It quickly established itself as a ‘must do’ for schools seeking innovative ways of introducing children to elements of the National Curriculum, such as peer pressure, bullying, vandalism and personal safety. Last year it was visited by about 18,500 children, including special needs groups.

The children are guided through 12 filmset-style scenarios in an indoor ‘mini town’ and learn about:

  • Fire safety 
  • Home safety
  • Building site safety
  • Road safety
  • Railway safety
  • Fuel station and in-car safety
  • Personal safety
  • Water safety
  • Farm safety
  • First aid and the recovery position
  • Shoplifting, crime and the consequences
  • Internet and chatroom safety
  • Vandalism
  • Drug awareness

The Safety Centre provides follow-up lessons for many of these topics.

For more information about the Safety Centre, visit www.safetycentre.co.uk, ring 01908 263009 or email info@safetycentre.co.uk.