Corby school’s lessons in safety

Corby Rotary Phoenix president David Tristram presents �750 to Studfall Junior School
Corby Rotary Phoenix president David Tristram presents �750 to Studfall Junior School

Pupils from Studfall Junior School, in Corby, have been given the opportunity to live safer lives thanks to Corby Phoenix Rotary Club.

President of Phoenix Rotary Club, David Tristram, presented a cheque to the school’s head teachers ,Kim Kirchin and Louise McGeachie, for £750.

The money was raised by members of the Rotary Club from various fund-raising projects, including litter picking and selling refurbished computers.

The donation will be used to send three groups of pupils to a specialist hazard awareness training camp, the Warning Zone in Leicester.

Warning Zone volunteer staff will take small groups of students around set-piece safety scenarios, aimed at giving the pupils an understanding of personal and social responsibility, risk, consequence of actions and peer pressure.

There are no pens and paper as everything is ‘hands on’, visual and experiential.

The zones include risks around water, roads and railways, fire in the home, personal safety, arson, electricity/building sites and alcohol.

During the visit pupils discuss the consequences of having a criminal record and the devastating effect that it can have on a young person’s life.

Also ready to welcome students from Studfall Junior is the exciting new E safety zone.

Designed as a retro fairground, this zone covers newer threats to the well-being of children when online, including phishing, grooming and cyber bullying.

The zone delivers serious messages; all delivered in a fun and interactive way from which children learn how to stay safe when using the internet.