Year 6 Junior Citizens Meeting
The Junior Citizens Scheme is about teaching children in Year 6 (ages 10 or 11) how to keep safe in everyday life. During their visit all children experience different safety scenarios and each child is given the opportunity to practice making a 999 telephone call. All learning sessions are designed to be interactive, where children are taught a variety of life skills which focus upon how to keep themselves safe whilst potentially helping others who may be in difficulty or distress.
Based on the controlled learning experiences provided, children are encouraged to make decisions which they may face during a real life emergency.
“It was a really successful afternoon. The pupils learnt about the importance of personal safety in a variety of situations. They were a credit to the school and even won a prize for their excellent behaviour and attention throughout the afternoon.” – Mr Manning, Year 6 Teacher.
Read more on the Guardian about how this scheme is rolling out through Redbridge – click here.