On Thursday and Friday last week, 160 Year 8 students participated in a visit to Safety Works in Newcastle.

Our students participated in several workshops led by Tyne and Wear Fire Service, St. John’s Ambulance and Tyne and Wear Police. These workshops included: fire safety in the home, drugs and alcohol awareness, first aid and railway danger.

The students took part in many interactive sessions. By the end of each workshop they had learned: the basics of first aid, how to look after each other in challenging situations, how to stay safe on the Metro system and how to avoid anti-social behaviour. They were given a talk by the Tyne and Wear Police Force who led a question and answer session on the realities of taking drugs in society.

Our Year 8 students really enjoyed these workshops. They were given lots of information to help them keep safe, including dealing with challenging situations. Thank you on behalf of all the students and staff who participated in this unique experience.

Mr Rayner