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Junior Citizen (Y5/6): Safeside at Eastside

Main Tour

The Junior Citizen programme brings PSHE to life through life-like scenarios such as a road crossing, bus, train, canal, car, house, alleyway, food store and street scene. In an interactive, practical two-hour tour, children learn to recognise key dangers and understand how to reduce risk to themselves and others. 

'Junior Citizen was brilliant. I strongly believe it should be a compulsory part of the curriculum.' - St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

By presenting learning in visual, auditory and kinesthetic formats, the programme appeals to all children and especially engages those who find formal education more difficult. Each group of around six children is led by a trained volunteer visitor guide. Rather than learning a set of rigid rules, children are instead challenged to think for themselves and develop skills which they can apply in different life situations.

The programme includes:-

  • In car safety
  • Railway safety
  • Home safety
  • Fire safety
  • Road safety
  • Financial awareness
  • Safe shopping skills
  • Personal safety
  • Safer Travel skills
  • Consequences of crime
  • Water safety


'The workshops are a valuable addition to the day and the children loved them.'

Teachers can also book two hour long workshops to make Safeside a full day trip.

  • RoadWise​ covers road safety issues in greater depth and includes simulations to show the effect of no seatbelts and an opportunity to use speed guns outside Safeside
  • Safer Travel takes place on our double decker bus and Travel Information Centre and covers skills needed for using public transport safely, and journey planning with an emphasis on reducing car use. Our aim is to give children the skills and confidence to be more independent and keep themselves safe.
Each workshop caters for one class of 30, although Safer Travel involves splitting the class into two groups of 15.

For full details please download the attached pdf files.

Book now!

To book please download our enquiry form (Word) and email to 

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(updated 12/09/17)

Junior Citizen @ Safeside from Safeside on Vimeo.

Safeside's first promotional video, with thanks to Birmingham City University Film Department and the children and staff of St John Fisher RC Primary School, Coventry

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