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The Crucial Crew children’s safety programme has again been running in Ipswich.

Published14th June 2019

The aim is to provide a fun and stimulating environment for children to learn about personal safety and how to react to dangerous/ threatening situations.

Organiser Lauren Claydon explained: “This year, during the 10 days, we welcomed 1,450 year 6 pupils from 30 primary schools to Inspire Suffolk. Our team joined up with a number of partners and volunteers to teach the youngsters some valuable safety messages. We have done this by creating a number of scenarios, including gangs and knife crime exploitation; healthy living; healthy relationships, fire safety and water safety.”

“It was good to show the Mayor, Jan Parry, around the various scenarios and introduce her to people from Suffolk Police, Volunteering Matters, One Life Suffolk, Lighthouse, Ipswich Life Saving Club and Suffolk Fire Services, with the support of volunteers from The Rotary Club of Ipswich Wolsey.”

Lauren added: “It would not be possible to teach these safety messages without the enthusiasm and skills of these volunteers. They really have a positive effect on the lives of thousands of youngsters.”