Friday, 23 October 2009

Pupils get lessons in Safety

Over 1,000 Pembrokeshire children were given safety advice at this year's Crucial Crew.

One thousand five hundred pupils took part in the annual two week event, which took place at the Withybush Showground in Haverfordwest earlier this month.

Organised by Pembrokeshire County Council, Crucial Crew teaches Year 6 pupils from across the County how to deal with various potential dangers and hazards.

Throughout the two-week event professionals from several different agencies gave youngsters advice on how to stay safe on the road, on the beach, on farms and at home.

Now in its 16th year, the event, which is sponsored by Chevron and PowerSafe, has hosted well over 20,000 children in Pembrokeshire over the years.

Councillor Jamie Adams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Planning, who visited the event, thanked all who took part for their commitment and regard for the safety of children in the County.

"The feedback we have is that the children enjoy it and learn valuable lessons," he said.

Organisations taking part in this year's event were: Dyfed Powys Police; Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service; Welsh Ambulance Service; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; Pembrokeshire County Council's Road Safety Unit, Food Safety and School Transport teams; Western Power; Pembrokeshire Domestic Abuse Forum and the National Farmers Union.

They were joined by the RNLI and Red Cross, who attended the event for the first time.

Organisers would like to thank sponsors Chevron and PowerSafe for their financial support and also the support given by the showground office and staff.

Photograph: Some of the pupils attending Crucial Crew are pictured with Councillor Jamie Adams; Jane James of Chevron and Tony Evans, Director of PowerSafe.


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