Crucial Crew drop in to help Rayleigh pupils stay safe

Crucial Crew drop in to help Rayleigh pupils stay safe

Bike safety – youngsters from Edward Francis School with Rochford council chairman Eddie Dray, councillor Cheryl Roe and staff from Sainsbury's, which sponsored the event

Recovery position – Louis Watts and Louie Cramer learn about first aid

Left – Freya Twomey, Sophie Manus and Rachel Smith learn about stranger danger

999 call – Ellie Curry learns who to call in an emergency

Where there’s smoke – Ellie Pinion of Edward Francis School tries out a fire alarm

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PUPILS at Rayleigh primary schools spent last week learning key life skills thanks to the Town Council’s Crucial Crew programme.

The town council took over the funding of the project, which educates children in Year 6 about drink and drug abuse, stranger danger, road and fire safety, from the district authority four years ago.

District and town councillor Cheryl Roe said: “It’s something we are very proud of as a council.

“Figures show children of that age do go off with strangers, but thankfully the numbers are coming down so our message is getting across.

“They’re really invaluable life skills that the students learn.”

The event was hosted by Grove Wood Primary School and Sainsbury’s supplied water.

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