Safety Rangers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to cancel the upcoming Safety Rangers in July, however Yorkshire Children’s Centre, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Northorpe Hall, SWYFPT and Kirklees Council Road Safety Team have all developed some fun and interactive activity packs suitable for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils to access and complete at home.

Each pack focuses on a key subject such as, Home Fire Safety, General Home Safety, Road Safety and Emotional Health and Wellbeing. As we are all spending the majority of time at home, the risk of house fires, accidents in the home and children’s mental wellbeing has increased, therefore it is more important than ever that families are taking the right precautions.

The activity packs highlight key messages and top tips to reduce the risks and also include other free resources that are easily accessible from home.

For example: We have included an activity pack that provides information on face coverings. As It is becoming more and more of an expectation for adults and children over 10 years old to wear a face covering in certain settings this resource will help children understand why face coverings are important, when you must wear one & how you can make your own. This is something families can do together by following the step by step instructions provided.

Safety Rangers is an interactive accident prevention scheme for Year 5 pupils attending Kirklees primary schools.

Safety Rangers aims to help reduce and prevent accidents through fun teaching methods and scenarios. Topics covered include home fire safety, road safety and anti-social behaviour. These sessions are held at local fire stations and are delivered by our partners— West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), West Yorkshire Police, and Kirklees Road Safety.

At a Safety Rangers event, classes are split in to three groups. Each group then visits each scenario. Children are tested on their knowledge before and after the sessions by taking part in a quiz –  helping to evaluate their increase in knowledge.

For further information or to check availability please contact Yorkshire Children’s Centre on 01484 415465 or Email thrivingkirklees@yccuk.org.uk