Key Safety Messages Delivered In Crucial Crew Pembrokeshire
Taking part in a mock school bus evacuation, crawling through a smoke-filled house and learning lifesaving first aid Year 6 children have been experiencing all this and more in Crucial Crew.
The event includes a range of workshops run by the emergency services and other organisations, all designed to boost safety awareness among 10 and 11 year olds in Pembrokeshire.
More than 1,400 children from 42 local primary schools participated in the event, which took place over two weeks at Withybush Showground.
Crucial Crew is organised by Pembrokeshire County Council’s Road Safety Team and supported by South Hook LNG and local partner agencies.
“Crucial Crew aims to give children greater safety awareness in a range of situations as they start to become more independent,” said Cllr Phil Baker, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Infrastructure.
“We are very grateful for the continued support of South Hook LNG and the dedication of the agencies supporting this vital event.”
As well as learning about bus evacuation procedures, fire safety and first aid, children take part in workshops on food hygiene, electrical hazards, internet safety, water safety, and more.
Mariam Dalziel, South Hook LNG’s PR Manager said, “We are so pleased to be involved in an event that delivers important safety messages in such an interactive way.
“All of the agencies involved do a fantastic job of engaging with the children, ensuring that their time at Crucial Crew is both valuable and enjoyable.”
The participating organisations are Dyfed Powys Police, Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service, RNLI, PCC Bus Safety, PCC Domestic Abuse, PCC Food Safety and the Food Standards Agency, PCC Road Safety, Welsh Ambulance Service and Western Power.
Pictured are pupils from Fenton CP School and Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi with representatives from the various agencies participating in and supporting Crucial Crew, including South Hook LNG.