Primary schools urged to visit SkillZONE
SkillZONE, Gloucestershireâ€™s state-of-the-art education centre, has published a new brochure which aims to encourage all primary schools in the county to visit.
The facility, which opened just over a year ago, teaches children, young people and the greater community to recognise dangerous situations in everyday life so they can stay safe.
SkillZONE is particularly popular with the Year 5 and Year 6 primary school groups and the interactive scenarios used in its life sized village have been designed to compliment PSHE delivery.
Gloucestershireâ€™s Chief Fire Officer, Jon Hall says; â€œIf you havenâ€™t been before, it really is a fantastic and engaging learning environment which teaches valuable life skills.â€
â€œWe have had a brilliant response from schools who have visited so far (thank-you) but unfortunately there are others in the county who havenâ€™t been or may not have heard of us. We want to spread the word about what a wonderful resource SkillZONE is to get all schools in Gloucestershire utilising it.â€
Queen Margaret Primary School Teacher of Year 6, Daina Kelly, says; â€œIt is a definite must to come again as I think all children would benefit from a visit.â€
â€œThe resources are so realistic that the children can realise themselves the situations and it is hard hitting enough for them to remember the lessons.â€
The new brochure offers a snapshot of the important safety lessons offered at SkillZONE and the various scenarios including a house, shop, police cell, bus, train and internet cafe.
If you are interested in receiving a brochure please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To book SkillZONE or find out more visit http://www.glosfire.gov.uk/skillzone or phone 01452 834150.