Safety Officers

Safety Officers

Hello and welcome to our Junior Safety Officers webpage. We are Hannah, Charles and Ethan

These pages will evolve throughout the year and will include messages about personal safety and keeping safe when you are out and about during the year.

We will discuss safety gear; helmets and seatbelts and why they are important. We will talk to you all about community safety, looking after the environment, keeping your property safe and being a Good Citizen.

December

Our focus this month is Safety Helmets & Safety Gear and Personal & community Safety

Your head is like a melon. Hard on the outside and squishy on the inside. Banging your head could it affect your brain and we need our brains in everything we do. Some children think it’s not cool to wear a helmet but you can get some really nice ones.

If you don’t have a helmet maybe you could put it on your Christmas list. You could always ask for some lights, knee pads, bright clothes and reflectors.

Our next topic this month is Personal and Community Safety. As Junior Safety Officers we want to keep everyone safe at all times, not just on the road. Some adults don’t know this, so you can help spread the message. Anyone with a mobile phone, this could be brothers and sister, Mums and Dad’s, aunt, uncles, grandparents and friends should have an ICE Telephone Number. This is an In Case of Emergency telephone number that is saved as a contact in the person’s phone in case anything should happen and the need help.

The emergency services can check their phone and ring this number to let someone know where they are and what has happened. If you have a mobile phone your ICE contact should be whoever looks after you. When you go home please check your whole family has this.

Other ways to stay safe are to make sure someone knows where you are and when you will be back.

Be Safe, Be Seen, Be Secure and have a very happy Christmas.

November

Our focus this month was Safer Crossing Places and Anti-bullying

Have you ever tried to cross a road on your own and found that some roads are easier to cross than others? Busier roads can be harder to cross but quiet road are dangerous too. Always look for a pedestrian crossing. These are places for people walking and using the pavements to cross the road. There Zebra crossings, traffic islands, subways and footbridges. There are also light controlled crossings like Pelican crossings. Remember to always wait for the green man to appear first. But remember, just because the green man is lit doesn’t mean that the cars have stopped. Always check first. Always use the Green Cross Code – More about that later. Always STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK

Our second topic was Anti-bullying. Bullying can happen anywhere and be about anything. It is not OK. Bullying is repetitive and can make us feel upset angry and lonely. Sometimes the bully wont realise they are bullying someone. They may think they are being funny as their friends laugh. Trying some of these tips may help. Tell an adult you trust, like a family member or a teacher. Write down what is happening and when. If it’s on your phone take screen shots. Don’t say nasty things back, try to be assertive. Think about your own actions, the works you say. Could someone think you are bullying them.

You could call Child Line for advice or go on their website.

October

Our focus for this month is Be Bright, Be Seen and Halloween and Bonfire Night Safety

Let’s look at Be Bright Be Seen. What does this mean? Some of you will know that the clock go back one hour soon this means it will get darker earlier. This means it can be hard to be seen especially by drivers. How can we make sure we are seen? We could wear bright colours or have bright colours on our clothes and bags. This could be fluorescent and reflective materials which can be seen easily in the day or night. You could have bright or reflective keyrings, carry a torch or use the torch on your phone if you have one. And remember to use the lights on your bike when you are out riding.

Our second focus is Halloween and Bonfire Night Safety. These two exciting nights are nearly here but we need to remember to stay safe. Most of us won’t be going out Trick or Treating but we may have a bonfire in our garden with some fireworks. Remember to stand well back from the fire, it will get very hot and sparks can jump off it. Always remember to wear gloves if you use a sparkler or you could put it in a carrot. Remember never to pick up a sparkler it can reach 2000 degrees Celsius. That’s 20 times hotter than boiling water. Never go back to a lit firework.

We have a competition for you all to do over half term break. Nursery we would like you to do a bonfire picture, Infants have colouring and for Juniors we would like you to write a poem.

September

Our focus for this month is Clean Air.

For those of you who come to school by car please ask your parents to turn off the engine.

Engine Idling is when the car engine is running but you are not moving, such as waiting outside school, at a red light or at traffic lights. It doesn’t make any sense.

There are a number of reasons why you should do this. The first is the environment. When an engine is running it blows carbon dioxide into the air. This is the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.

The second is health. Idling makes air quality worse. Young people like us are more likely to become ill because are lungs are still developing.

The third is money. Idling wastes fuel that you have to pay for. It burns a hole in your pocket.

The fourth is Safety. With engines idling it creates lots noise which makes it harder for children to hear cars that are moving.

So What can you do?

Don’t travel by car unless you have to.

Ask your parents to switch off their engine if they are waiting longer than a minute.

Share this information with your family and friends.

 

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