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It’s Road Safety week, and thousands of children across the West Midlands are now able to take part in an innovative workshop that teaches essential road safety skills. This is part of an action packed day at Safeside, the experiential safety centre run by West Midlands Fire Service in Birmingham’s Eastside regeneration zone.
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From September 2012, a set of one-hour workshops will be available for primary schools booking a Junior Citizen tour. Developed in partnership with Centro and the Smarter Choices team at Birmingham City Council, the overall aim of is to promote greener travel choices and provide children with the skills to travel safely and confidently.
To cover staffing costs, there is a £30 fee for each workshop, which can cater for a single class of around 30. It is hoped that for a small additional cost, schools can gain better monetary value from the cost of travelling to Safeside by making it a full day visit. Additional PSHE objectives are also met.
Schools can book up to two sessions for their pupils and two sessions can run concurrently so a total of 60 children can be catered for at once in the workshops. So for example, a two class year group might do a Junior Citizen tour in the morning and two workshops in the afternoon, or vice versa. If only one workshop is booked, it would be the session nearest to the main Junior Citizen tour, in other words 11am - 12noon (followed by an afternoon tour) or 1-2pm (after a morning tour).
A maximum of four classes can be catered for in total, with two on the tours, and two in workshops, with a swap at lunchtime.
Three workshops are available from September 2012 and details can be found here. Additional workshops are under development and should be available during 2013.
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