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Safety first for Havering pupils in new initiative

PUBLISHED: 17:46 30 June 2014

Sam Davey, 10, from Ardleigh Green School with Councillor Osman Dervish

Sam Davey, 10, from Ardleigh Green School with Councillor Osman Dervish

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Children are being taught the value of safety as part of a new council initiative.

More than 1,200 Year 5 and 6 pupils from across Havering are taking part in a Junior Citizen Day aimed at giving them skills to tackle challenges they may meet in life.

The pupils, drawn from 19 local schools are each spending half a day at the Territorial Army Centre in London Road, Romford.

Each day pupils from different schools will be faced with 10 different challenges.

They include fire safety, road safety, keeping safe when using public transport, how to respond to cyber-bullying and online problems, potential dangers posed from derelict houses and how to recognise and reject approaches that could lead to drugs or substance abuse.

Cllr Osman Dervish, cabinet member for community safety, said: “We are very proud of this event; it is fun and interactive while conveying some serious messages.

“I hope it will encourage young people in our area to join other groups, such as our uniformed services cadets, St. John Ambulance Service and local Scout and Guide groups.”

The event is funded by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (Mopac) and supported by various agencies.

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