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Kids alert to summer dangers in Hull

20 June 2014

Have fun but stay safe over summer is the message that 1,000 Hull school children will be given at a hands-on safety event taking place throughout Kid Alert fortnight, which takes place between 16 – 27 June at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Preston Road.

Kids alert to summer dangers in Hull

Hull City Council, along with partners such as Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, has organised the event where Year 6 pupils from schools throughout the city will take part in Kid Alert, a two week long safety event, which is now in its 16th year.

Pupils will have 10 minute interactive and realistic sessions with each organisation taking part in Kid Alert. The children will experience a ‘real life’ scenario which will help them learn how they can avoid the danger or how to react to it and keep safe.

Pictured is Community Safety Advocate Amy Elton with children from Broadacre Primary School learning about fire safety in the home

The organisations taking part are:

Hull City Council’s environmental health, dog wardens, trading standards and road safety teams who warn of the dangers in empty properties, responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs, underage sales and seat belt safety

Community Wardens who tackle the subject of internet safety

Community Anti-Bullying Project

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service which provides safety messages about home fire safety

Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools (IMPS) from NHS Hull and St John Ambulance

HM Coastguard

Humberside Police on cycle safety

The No Way Trust with Prison Me No Way presentation

Councillor John Hewitt, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said:

“This event signifies partnership working in its true form and the results are of great benefit to the children within our community. The sessions are intense with a lot of information being provided and they give the children basic safety messages for life.

“By running Kid Alert before the summer holidays we hope to reduce the number of accidents that children have and give them enough knowledge to know how to react in a positive way to emergency situations.”