Crucial Crew teaches important skills to Thurrock children
THURROCK Council’s road safety team has successfully organised another informative crucial crew week – teaching year six primary school students valuable life skills in preparation for their transition to secondary school.
Around 1250 pupils aged between 11 and 12 took part in interactive sessions being run by Thurrock Council and its partners.
Sessions included: Road Safety – Keeping safe walking to and from school when out with friends; Bikeability cycle training; Trading Standards – being safe when spending money; Fire and Rescue; Royal National Lifeboat Institute – being safe near water; Youth Prevention and Support Service – Internet safety; Waste and Recycling and Wize-up – drug and alcohol information.
Portfolio Holder for Transport and Highways, Cllr Brian Little and Portfolio Holder for Education and Health, Cllr James Halden joined in with sessions.
Cllr Halden said: “The Crucial Crew week is important to equip year six pupils with essential skills to keep them safe for the transition to senior school.
“It’s a really exciting time for students to go to ‘big school’ and they will face many new challenges and this week is a fantastic piece of partnership working to give them practical skills to keep themselves safe.”
Cllr Little said: “Road Safety and Bike Safety is so important for 11 and 12 year olds. The sessions were informative, interactive and engaging and from listening to the feedback from the children, they found it very useful.
“These events are challenging to arrange in terms of bringing so many people together. My particular thanks go to the officers, but also to South Essex College for letting us take over their Thurrock Campus, and also to The Co-op distribution centre who donated bags for everyone who attended.”