Phoenix funds help raise safety awareness
FUNDRAISING by members of the Corby Phoenix Rotary Club will be raising safety awareness among pupils of the town’s Studfall Junior School soon.
President of Phoenix Rotary Club, David Tristram, presented a cheque to the school’s headteachers, Kim Kirchin and Louise McGeachie, for £750 (pictured).
The money was raised by Rotarians via projects including litter picking and selling refurbished computers.
The cash will be used to send groups of pupils to a specialist hazard awareness training camp, the Warning Zone in Leicester.
Zone volunteers will take students around safety scenarios, aimed at giving them an understanding of personal and social responsibility, risk and consequence and peer pressure.
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 will discuss the consequences of having a criminal record and the effect that could have on them.
Newer safety threats including phishing, grooming and cyber bullying will also be addressed.
The zone delivers serious messages; all delivered in a fun and interactive way from which children learn how to stay safe.