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UCEA students visit Danger Point in North Wales for interactive safety awareness course. - 21/12/2017

A group of Year 7 students from University Church of England Academy had the opportunity to visit an educational organisation called Danger Point, which focuses on young people’s safety and awareness as part of their current Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) studies Danger Point is an award winning interactive visitor centre in on the coast of North Wales, which offers a safe environment for young people to learn about every day risks and how to keep safe whilst, most importantly, still having fun. Designed like a film set, visitors journey from the home to the beach, countryside, playground, farm and other settings. The focus of the visit was to improve the students’ general awareness of their surroundings which in turn will hopefully reduce accidents and promote health and wellbeing. There was a broad range of activities throughout the day and students had the chance to explore topics such as fire safety, electrical dangers, bullying, transport, road safety and even what to do during dangerous weather conditions. The students followed an awareness journey which was structured using the ‘Point Programme’. This splits the visit into seven sections which cover the following scenarios: Zone 1: Home - including lounge, kitchen, bedroom, garage and garden Zone 2: Anti-social behaviour, building site safety, bullying Zone 3: Transport safety – including bus safety and train safety Zone 4: Countryside and beach -including flood awareness Zone 5: Substance misuse Zone 6: Road safety Zone 7: Digital safety including internet, mobile and shop safety. Elaine Hardwick, Head of Learning for Year 7, said: “It was great to see all of the students fully engaged with all the interactive activities and staff from the centre commented on the exemplary behaviour of the students.” Keane Powell, a Year 7 student at the Academy, said: “It was a great day out! I learnt a lot and I couldn’t believe the dangers you can find everywhere, even in your own house.”

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