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Learning Life Skills

Last Tuesday, Werrington’s Year 5 and 6 pupils joined those from North Petherwin and St. Catherine’s Primary School, for a morning of ‘Life Skills’ at Launceston Fire Station. Staff from various departments of Cornwall Council manned their stands, each of which, were very informative and got the pupils thinking and participating brilliantly.

In small groups, the children spent 15 minutes learning about a different area and these included:

Trading Standards – Pupils chose products from the 'shop' of age restricted products and had to decide how old you would have to be to buy them.

Cornwall Council – Workshop on bullying advice and seeking help.

Western Power – Pupils identified safety hazards on a poster and learnt about electrical safety and the dangers of electrocution. 

Red Cross - How to help an unconscious person, covering D.R.A.B Danger, Response,

Airway, Breathing Circulation and putting the casualty into the recovery position.

Environmental Health – Effective hand washing.  Teaching the children about how quickly bacteria multiply and using the uv lightbox to see if they had washed their hands properly.

Fire Service – Discussed hoax calls.  Showing the pupils a short video clip of what can happen when a hoax call is made and why emergency vehicles need to be free to respond to real situations.

Police – Gave advice on not sharing their personal information on the internet.  Pupils watched a short video clip which demonstrated the possible consequences of not being careful online.

Cornwall Council Road Safety – Demonstrated the importance of wearing a cycle helmet and seatbelts in cars.

Recycling - Covering what can be done to reduce, re-use and recycle our waste.

Thank you to everyone from Cornwall Council for delivering this informative training.