Our Key Stage 2 Educational Programmes prepare our young people for a safe adventure through life.
Keeping children safe from abuse doesn’t need to be scary and
begins with a simple conversation. Groups will;
1. Discuss scenarios in which they might come to harm.
2. Explore the NSPCC PANTS rule for keeping safe.
Home accidents kill 500 people every year in NI. Delivered in our house of hazards, groups will;
1. Develop skills to identify hazards within the home.
2. Develop skills to assess the potential risks and dangers associated with the hazards.
3. Understand how to control and reduce identified risks.
This interactive session is supported by the RNLI and delivers safety information to enable young people to stay safe whilst on or near water. Children will;
1. Understand the role of the R.N.L.I.
2. Develop skills to identity risks and dangers at coastal, inland and beach locations.
3. Understand the major risks to young people in the water.
4. Recognise the importance of finding and reading safety signs.
Delivery through use of graphic wall displays whilst young people are seated in a boat.
Groups will learn that the repeated use of words and actions can negatively impact on people. They will learn how their words and actions can make a difference to someone being bullied. Key messages in this learning zone include:
1. Understand how words and actions can have either positive or negative consequences.
2. The choices we have in being an Upstander or a Bystander in response to bullying they have witnessed.
3. How to get support from those around them.
Using an interactive game, young people explore and acknowledge individuality through discussion and personal response.
To increase young people’s knowledge of healthy eating and promote healthy eating choices.Groups will learn;
1. To identify the main food groups.
2. To categorise foods within the main food groups.
3. To understand what each food group provides.
4. To recognise types and proportions of food that strikes a healthy balance.
5. To be interested in healthy food choices and increase intake of a variety of healthier food.
Based on the Eatwell Plate model and encourage healthier food choices. This topic covers the main food groups and nutrients, highlighting the importance of a healthy balanced diet and prepares children to investigate different foods.
The power and high speed of trains makes for a deadly
combination. On our life-size train groups will;
1. Develop an understanding of good, safe behaviour in and around trains.
2. Understand what a level crossing is and how to use these safely.
The aim of this lesson is to help children develop preventative strategies in relation to fire in the home and;
1. Be aware of the causes of house fires
2. Understand the dangers of smoke
3. Be aware of the needs for a fire escape plan
4. Understand the importance of a bedtime routine
5. Encourage the use and checking of a smoke alarm
In our Fire Station groups will see the speed in which a room fills full of smoke, which demonstrates the importance of having preventative measures such as working fire alarms and developing good habits to prevent fires. The importance hits home with the revealing of a burnt out bedroom.
The aim is to get young people to consider a range of situations involving antisocial behaviour and how they affect themselves and the whole community and;
1. To identify what antisocial behaviour is.
2. To understand the short term and long impact of this behavior on others and themselves.
3. To feel a bigger sense of community in the area where they live.
4. Create awareness of the reason young people get involved in ASB.
The park and street are used as well as numerous props are used to demonstrate impacts on an entire community as well as the people taking part in it.
To help pupils gain skills, knowledge and confidence they need to make informed financial decisions. The lesson will allow participants to;
1. Improve their knowledge and understanding of the importance of money.
2. Gain knowledge on how to use an ATM Safely.
3. Understand how to prioritise their money.
4. Create awareness of how to make simple changes to help save money.
Role plays are used in our bank to help aid learning. They will experience using an ATM safely. A tasting experiment demonstrates that often we pay over the odds for a brand and not the product. A role-play with a budgeting exercise highlights the importance of prioritising money.
To teach young people how to keep themselves safer on the internet and through social media groups will;
1. Understand the danger of sharing too much information online and the possible risks.
2. Consider how conversations online are different to real life.
3. Understand how they can better protect themselves from the risks.
To make children aware of the difficulties for drivers operating farm machinery and;
1. Be aware of the 4 main hazards to children on farms in Northern Ireland.
2. Learn how to apply safe practices when visiting/living on a farm.
3. Understand the law relating to passengers on a tractor and age restriction.
Young people will visit our barn full of hazards including our tractor. They will get to discuss each of the dangers within the barn and why they are dangerous.
To make children aware of the new PUFFIN crossings, how they operate and stopping distances of motor vehicles. It teaches the necessity for using safety equipment when travelling in motor vehicles or on bicycles. The workshop will;
1. Demonstrate car stopping distances and how larger vehicles need longer distance in which to stop.
2. Demonstrate what a ‘Puffin’ Crossing is, how it operates and how to use it to cross the road safely.
3. Educate on the necessity for using safety equipment when travelling in a car.
Young people will complete a safety lap of our RADAR street in which they must use both zebra and puffin crossings correctly.
An important topic for young people moving onto secondary education, bus safety is delivered on our Translink bus. Through a mix of role-playing and fun activities young people will learn:
1. How to hail and wait safely for a bus.
2. How to get safely onto the bus.
3. How to behave over the course of a bus journey.
4. How to get off a bus and where to safely cross the road.
Through experiments and demonstrations the young people will learn about the power of electricity in small amounts. With the use of our substation, lessons will:
1. Emphasize that our bodies are the perfect conductors, which puts us all at risk.
2. Reinforce safety awareness for the bigger scale in relation to electrical equipment outside the home.
3. Cover what to do in the event of an electricity related emergency.
To make young people aware and understand all the consequences of consuming alcohol lessons will;
1. Undertake a simple obstacle course
2. Demonstrate what young people’s knowledge is of alcoholic drinks.
3. Discuss reasons behind young people consuming alcohol underage.
4. Demonstrate how alcohol can have a negative effect on their ability to undertake simple tasks.
5. Emphasise the health, personal and legal consequences of consuming alcohol. Young people will wear beer goggles to allow them to experience how their brain is impaired in making straight forward decisions that could lead to accidents.