The Barnet Junior Citizens scheme at Avenue house for a month has 2,500 children attending

The Barnet Junior Citizens scheme is in full swing again with nearly two and a half thousand children learning how to stay safe at home, at school and out and about. 

The Barnet Junior Citizens scheme is in full swing again with nearly two and a half thousand children learning how to stay safe at home, at school and out and about.

The four week long event, lead by Barnet Police, held at Avenue House on East End Road started on Monday June 6 and runs until Friday July 1, 2011 and 52 primary schools from the borough have confirmed their attendance. 

 Approximately 2500 Year 6 pupils will take part in several scenarios revolving around personal safety including:

  • how to prevent fires in the home, and what to do when discovering a fire 
  • basic first aid, 
  • stranger danger 
  • use of public transport, buses and underground 
  • taking down details as a witness 
  • correct use of crossings  

The sessions are finished off with an interactive play presented by Jigsaw Art in which the pupils get a chance to ask three characters about why they carry a knife in the given scenario, and they learn about the repercussions of carrying offensive weapons.

Barnet Councillor Joanna Tambourides , cabinet member for community safety and cohesion, said: ““It was such a varied, action-packed day for the kids, with lots of different things to learn about, and a few surprises along the way too.  

“It certainly made them think about how to keep themselves safe at home, at school, in the street and on public transport. I  even learned quite a few new things too!”   

Safer Schools Sergeant Andy Taylor said: “In this day and age it is vital that children learn how to stay safe at home, travelling to and from school and when out alone or with friends”.

“Barnet Police join with our colleagues from the London Fire Service, London Ambulance Service and Transport for London to deliver our safety messages to the children and this year we have been joined by Amey who are delivering the safety message around the correct way in which to use crossings at the roadside

“We make all the scenarios as interactive as possible so that the information provides them with the skills and confidence to keep themselves and others safe and from speaking to older children in Secondary Schools and even those who have left school, who did attend Junior Citizen it always seems that they do remember their day at Avenue House.”

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2 Responses to “The Barnet Junior Citizens scheme at Avenue house for a month has 2,500 children attending”

  1. Bill Savage Says:

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  2. Ampers Taylor Says:

    A good time to issue a timely reminder not to use angled brackets in comments, this is only for HTML code. {Use curly brackets instead}


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