Children from across Herefordshire will be given crucial information about staying safe and happy in a two-week long event starting on Monday (June 15).
The ‘Crucial Crew’ is held each year to educate primary school children on issues such as road, water and fire safety, first aid and emotional wellbeing.
This year more than 1,500 children from 63 schools are attending. One of the main organisers, PC Chris Lea, of West Mercia Police, said it would be an enjoyable but important learning experience for the youngsters.
“The Crucial Crew has been taking place annually for many years now, and each year it gets better and better,” PC Lea said.
“The children who come along have a great day out with fun workshops and activities, but most importantly they learn about how to stay safe, healthy and happy.
“We’re delighted to have so many children attending this year, and hope the lessons they learn will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”
Agencies involved in Crucial Crew include Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, West Mercia Police, Network Rail, the National Farmers Union, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, Herefordshire Council and Western Power.
The event, which is being held at Leominster Police Station, starts on Monday June 15 and runs until Friday June 26.