Posted: Tue 8th Mar 2016

Torfaen children take part in Crucial Crew event /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 8th, 2016

More than 1000 year six pupils from Torfaen schools have taken part in the Crucial Crew, an annual event that teaches pupils about personal safety, sustainability and other skills that may be useful as they transition into comprehensive school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Crucial Crew is a multi-agency event led by RESOLVE it, and Torfaen’s road safety team, and aims to encourage pupils Torfaen to make better-informed choices and reinforce key safety messages. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pupils attended a series of workshops from agencies such as Resolve it, Torfaen council, the NSPCC, Western Power Distribution, Food Standards Agency, the Samaritans, Choices, the RNLI, the Dogs Trust and the NSPCC. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Kate Kerr, road safety officer for Torfaen, said: “As year six children come to the end of their primary education many of them will start to be given much more responsibility for themselves and their own safety. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The information they learn at Crucial Crew helps equips them with skills and knowledge they need to help keep themselves safe.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Eira Culverwell, managing director of RESOLVE it, said: “Crucial Crew and RESOLVE it have the same aim -to empower people to stay safe – so it was natural for us to partner up. There hasn’t been any formal structure to Crucial Crew for a few years so we have brought it under the RESOLVE it umbrella to secure its future and enhance its offering. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This year, we are organising Crucial Crew sessions in all of the local authorities around South East Wales, where we will deliver to over 10,000 children.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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