Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Crucial Crew – the fun way to stay healthy and safe

Year six pupils from the county’s primary schools are converging on Hereford Racecourse to get stuck into a jam packed programme of workshops, games and interactive lessons all with the overarching themes of health, wellbeing and safety.

The Crucial Crew event, which has been running for more than 15 years, is organised this year by Herefordshire Council’s environmental health and trading standards service in partnership with the police, the Red Cross, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Herefordshire, Herefordshire Housing, Safer Herefordshire as well as the council’s road safety and quality and diversity teams.

As children prepare to embark on their secondary education, this event prepares them for some of the issues they may face over the next few years as they grow from being children to young people. The sessions that will be available, will cover themes such as healthy lifestyles including alcohol and drug awareness, road safety, personal safety, valuing difference and diversity and danger in the home. Lunchtime activities such as workouts using HALO dance mats will also be available.

Running from Monday 6th to Wednesday 15th June, sessions take place from 9.30am-2.30pm every day. Over 70 schools are likely to attend and it is anticipated that somewhere in the region of 1600 pupils will be visiting over the 8 days.

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