Powerpoint - Schools` Safety Challenge

• Learning Objective:
– Children to understand the importance of
their own safety.
– Children to learn how to keep safe and prevent
accidents and injury.
– Children to identify basic safety hazards and
how to avoid them.
• Success Criteria:
– Children will understand the importance of
their own safety.
– Children will learn how to keep safe and
prevent accidents and injury.
– Children can identify basic safety hazards and
how to avoid them.
• Introduction:
– In pairs you will be provided with a dictionary.
– You are going to be given a word in which you
need to find it’s definition.
– We are going to share the information wit the
rest of the class.
– Could you provide examples real life examples
for using these words?
• On your tables are various images.
• Look at the images and discuss what could be the
potential personal safety hazards and dangers?
• We will then share your suggestions with whole
• REMEMBER that it is very important to always
be safe wherever we are and whatever we are
• We are now going to look at various
scenarios, and discuss the possible
dangers; and what would be the most
appropriate course of action to take.
Stranger Danger:
– Commonly used to refer to the
important topic of teaching children
about the dangers you may face as you
venture out into the world.
Unfortunately the world is a scary place
and there are people out there who prey
on children.
Stranger Danger (Continued):
Never accept gifts or sweets from a stranger.
Never accept a lift in a car from a stranger.
Never go anywhere with a stranger.
Never go off on your own without telling a
parent or trusted adult.
– Never go up to a car to give directions - keep
away so that no one can get hold of you and you
can run away.
– Always tell a trusted adult if you have been
approached by a stranger.
– Remember the Yell,Run,Tell rule - it's okay to
run and scream if you find yourself in danger.
Get away from the source of danger as fast as
you can.
Stranger Danger (Continued):
– If in danger always run towards shops or other
busy places with lots of people.
– If you think that you are being followed, go into a
shop or knock on the door of a house and ask for
– Never play in dark or lonely places.
– Stay with your group of friends - never wonder
off on your own.
– Never agree to do a job for someone you don't
know in return for money - they may be trying to
trick you .
– Make sure your parents know where you are going
and at what time you will be back. If your plans
change be sure to tell your parents.
Independent Activity: (Choose one of the
1. Make an acrostic Poem using the words
2. Design a poster highlighting “STRANGER
3. Role playing activity in groups of 3. (One child is
in danger, second child is stranger, third child
is a friend).
Railways (Trespass):
– Every year many people die while trespassing on the
country’s railways - some of these are children under 16.
– Every year many people, including children, are injured
trespassing on the railway tracks.
– Nationally there are thousands of cases of trespass
each year.
– All trespass on the railways is a crime which can be
punished in court with a fine of up to £1,000.
– Death and injury caused by trespass results in trauma
for the families involved and the drivers of the trains.
– Points, where tracks move to switch the direction of
trains, can trap feet causing serious injury.
• Railways (Damage):
– Vandalism on the railways takes many forms. All types of
vandalism are crimes; some of which can carry a maximum
penalty of life imprisonment.
– Nationally there are thousands of cases of vandalism each
– Graffiti painted on railway property and rolling stock looks
unsightly and costs millions of pounds to clean off.
– The throwing of stones and other objects at trains causes
injury to drivers and passengers.
– Damage to line side fencing has been estimated at over £13
million. This damage can allow young children to wander onto
railway lines.
– The placing of objects on the line in front of trains can
cause delays, damage, and in extreme cases injury and
Railways (Electrification):
– Trains running over these lines receive their power from
either overhead power cables or a conductor rail, sometimes
called a third rail.
– Both systems have electricity flowing through them at all
times, they are never switched off - even on Christmas Day.
– Conductor rails have 750 volts passing through them, whilst
overhead power cables at 25,000 volts, are 100 times more
powerful than electricity supplies in the home.
– Both can kill someone without being touched. High voltage
electricity can jump up to 3 metres, or pass through an
object touching a conductor rail or hanging from the
overhead cables.
– Young people have been electrocuted or seriously burnt by
climbing on trains which has brought them close to the
– Others have been hurt by touching objects in contact with
overhead power cables or conductor rails.
Independent Activity: (Choose one of the
1. Children to draw up a list of the most important
points about Railway Safety.
2. Children to make a cartoon strip showing a
sequence of events involving an incident of
vandalism on a railway line.
3. Children to make up a puzzle game highlighting
the safety issues regarding railways.
–2.25million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK every day
–An estimated 28.5million tonnes of waste is collected in England
every year
–Local authorities in England had a total expenditure of £780m on
street cleansing.
–Cigarettes are the most frequently dropped items of litter.
–Confectionery packaging is the second most common item of litter
in England.
–Fast food litter has risen nearly every year since 2002/2003.
–48% of the population admit to dropping litter.
–9% admitted to having dropped or left litter on public transport
–69% of people said that they had picked up litter that someone
else had dropped on the street.
–You can be fined up to £80 on the spot for dropping litter or sent
to court if you refuse to pay and fined a maximum of £2,500
Independent Activity: (Select from the following)
1. Children to make a facts chart about the issues
regarding litter.
2. Children to produce a questionnaire to analyse
class’s/school’s approach to litter and it’s disposal.
Follow up with a graph and report,
3. Children to design a new type of “litter picker” for
the future.
The British Transport Police recorded 3,328 graffiti crimes during
In England 32.7% of people think graffiti is a “very big problem” in
their local area.
Over the last eight years the percentage of sites containing graffiti
has risen by 28%.
The most commonly targeted sites for graffiti are walls and windows
Young people are commonly associated with graffiti.
Graffiti covers a wide variety of forms and styles including
‘masterpieces’, ‘tags’, juvenile ‘scribbles’, ‘scratchings’ and ‘etchings’.
Graffiti is a criminal offence.
Many cities have designated walls or areas exclusively for use by
graffiti artists.
Artists can take their time and produce great art, without being
concerned about illegal vandalism or trespassing.
Independent Activity: (Select from the following)
1. Can you list what you think are the positive and
negative aspects of graffiti?
2. There is a serious problem regarding graffiti in
your neighbourhood. How would you solve the
3. Write a letter to your head teacher persuading
him/her to allow you to have a graffiti wall in
your school.
• Plenary/Review:
• Share the children’s activities with the
whole class.
• Have they included the important messages
regarding promoting personal safety.
• Ensure that any misconceptions about
personal safety are addressed.
• What else would the children like to know?