SAFETY RANGERS

Safety Rangers is an interactive, accident prevention event aimed at Year 5 pupils that attend school in Kirklees.

About Safety Rangers

Safety Rangers is a multi-agency, interactive, accident prevention scheme. The aim is to reduce and prevent childhood accidents, increase awareness, and improve child health and wellbeing through a variety of fun teaching methods and scenarios. Topics covered include home and seasonal fire safety, road safety, anti-social behaviour, emotional health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. The scenarios are delivered by our partners – West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Kirklees Council Road Safety Team, West Yorkshire Police, Safer Kirklees, South & West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust, Northorpe Hall & Huddersfield Town Foundation.

Safety Rangers sessions are delivered from local Fire Stations, usually Huddersfield and Dewsbury. This is to ensure good accessibility for both North and South Kirklees schools. 

A typical session runs from 09:30am – 15:00pm. Pupils remain on site for lunch and must bring a pack up and drink as this will not be provided.

The day is split in to 2 halves – as stated below

Morning: 

  • Arrive on site at 9:30am 
  • Introductions, what to expect and a health and safety briefing.
  • Pupils then take part in a pre-quiz before being split in to 3 groups.
  • Each group will rotate around the fire station, on a carousel basis, visiting each scenario.
  • Scenarios included during morning sessions are, Home and seasonal Fire Safety, Anti-Social Behaviour and Road Safety 

Lunch – 11:45am – 12:45pm

Afternoon: 

  • Pupils return to their allocated group and visit a further 3 scenarios, as previous, on a carousel basis.
  • Scenarios included during the afternoon session are, Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Physical Health & Nutrition. 
  • After pupils have visited all the scenarios, they take part in a post quiz and evaluation.
  • All pupils will then receive a certificate and a goody bag for completing Safety Rangers
  • Between 14:45pm an 15:00pm pupils will leave the fire station and return to school.

Who can access this service?

Safety Rangers is intended for year 5 pupils that attend school in Kirklees. Schools are invited to participate based on free school meal uptake.

How to access this service:

There is no referral process required to access this service – Schools attend by invitation only. However, if your school is interested in attending a session enquiries can be made by contacting the team on the details below. The attached booking form must be completed and can be sent to the email address detailed. Sessions are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If a session you wish to attend is unavailable, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted as a priority for the next available session. 

 

Thriving Kirklees Service Support

01484 415465

07849398807

[email protected] 

 

Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Front of House team

Tel: 01484 519988

Email: [email protected]

Costs

Safety Rangers is completely free of charge to attend.

The only cost your school could incur would be travel to & from the fire station (unless you have the means of a school bus etc.).

Yorkshire Children’s Centre work with several coach companies to ensure reasonable costs for schools attending Safety Rangers. If you would like Yorkshire Children’s Centre to arrange your transport for the day, please state this on the booking form. 

Dates

Safety Rangers sessions run four times a year for two weeks at a time. Dates are confirmed at the start of each term, but will always be in the months of, January, March, July & October – during school hours/term time only. 

Locations

Huddersfield Fire Station – Session run at this venue in January & October only 

Outcote Bank,

Huddersfield,

HD1 2JT

 

Dewsbury Fire Station – Sessions run at this venue in March and July only 

21 Carlton Rd,

Dewsbury,

WF13 2AT

Contact Details

If you have any questions about this service, please feel free to check out our FAQ page, or contact us using the below information.

Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Front of House team

Tel: 01484 519988

Email: [email protected]

 

Thriving Kirklees Service Support

Phone: 01484 415465

Mobile: 07849398807

Email: [email protected] 

 

Thriving Kirklees Single Point of Contact

Phone: 03003045555

Email: [email protected] 

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‘Safety Rangers was very informative as well as challenging for children, it made them think about what they do and how they do it. It’s been great to see a change in attitude and behaviour towards these subjects’

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