Crucial Crew at University’s Warrington Campus

Posted on 22nd August 2018

The University of Chester’s Warrington Campus hosted a new initiative for local primary school children and their teachers at the end of the summer term.

Student nurses from the University giving a demonstration.
Student nurses from the University giving a demonstration.

The intiative, called ‘Crucial Crew’, is based around online safety, first aid and road safety, and is aimed at children in Year Six, aged 10-11.

Over 600 children and teachers attended various sessions over a two week period at the University’s Warrington Campus. The event, which was organised by Child Safety Media, taught children about personal safety both online and in real life. Interactive workshops gave children advice on how to deal with dangerous situations.

The workshops were presented by Nursing students from the University, along with Catch 22; Cheshire Constabulary; Bridgewater Community Healthcare; Stagecoach; Torus Housing and Warrington Council Road Safety. Through short workshops, the children were given invaluable lessons on personal safety; first aid; healthy living; commuter and road safety and anti-social behaviour.

Patrick O’Malley, Child Safety Media Director, said: “The Warrington event was the first multi-agency child safety programme to happen in the area for a number of years, providing important health and safety education for over 600 children. The programme aims to deliver memorable, practical and impactful safety memories for children, enabling them to make informed choices when they are faced with danger and embrace health and wellbeing. Thanks must go to Professor Annette McIntosh-Scott and her team, who provided a fabulous and safe venue for the programme.”

Professor McIntosh-Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the Warrington Campus, added: “We were delighted to support this excellent initiative at the Warrington Campus and our students and staff very much enjoyed contributing to the workshops.”