More than 1,500 pupils will have enjoyed Halton Borough Council’s annual safety-fest, Crucial Crew, by the end of the week (10 March), with 46 primary schools taking part.

Pupils flocked to the Select Security Stadium to take part in s scenarios which aimed to present important information in a fun way.

The “hands on” safety scenarios teach young people about important issues that are often overlooked by the curriculum, including teaching the recovery position, hate crime, fire safety in the bedroom, road safety and dangers of electricity.

The annual event, organised by Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team takes place for  two weeks from Monday 27 February

The children were involved in seven scenarios provided by partners from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cheshire Police, Road Safety, SP Energy Networks, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Travel Training, Halton Safeguarding Children Board and Health Improvement Team.

The children who have attended so far said they thoroughly enjoyed the day and wanted to stay for longer!

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Transportation, Cllr Stan Hill said: “It’s essential that young people learn about safety and by taking part in the scenarios in a fun and interactive environment the messages are remembered more easily.

“Therefore they are more likely to make a difference.”

Funding came from Halton Safeguarding Board, SP Energy Networks, Safer Halton Partnership, Halton Unison and Crimebeat, which enabled the event to run.