At Heathfields Infant and Wilnecote Junior Academy, we aim to provide children with a range of experiences to enable them to become safe and successful members of society. This includes inviting into school a range of external agencies to allow children to make purposeful links between their learning in school and the wider community.
Below, you will see information and media to show how our children are actively supported to be safe citizens through our amazing external providers.
Heathfields Infant Academy
Wilnecote Junior Academy
The Juniors had a fantastic experience when they were visited by Sarah from the Dogs Trust for the day in September. We explored why it is important to stay safe around dogs as well as how this can be done to ensure that both dogs and humans stay safe and well. We explored dog’s amazing senses and why they behave in the ways that they do. We can safely say that the Juniors are all now ‘Dog Smart’!
The Juniors had a very exciting visit from Hannah from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to talk to them about being safe around both accidental and intentional fires. The children engaged with this beautifully and following a conversation with our student council, this seems to have really sunk in with the children in all the classes across the school. The Juniors are most certainly more fire aware.
At the Juniors, we learn to be road safe by taking part in the Stepping Out programme which is carried out by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. The children are taken on a practise walk of the local area by a Road Safety Officer to learn about how to stay safe in our immediate local area. The children are then sent on an observed walk to test their knowledge and put their skills to the test whilst being observed by a team of trusted volunteers. At the end of this, the children receive a certificate and a score to give them any ideas for development to become even safer citizens.
During the summer term, year 6 will also take part in a special stepping out course with the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership to help them with their transition into high school.
During the autumn term, the Juniors had an amazing visit with Lucy from Severn Trent Water. She came into our school to deliver the hydration heroes assembly to the juniors and workshops to years 4 and 5. During our assembly she talked about the importance of keeping hydrated and the impact that this has on our body, she used some of our amazing year 5 children to perform a piece of drama at the front of the assembly to demonstrate how hydrated we are at different parts of the day.
Throughout the workshops, she went on to explaining to the children how being dehydrated can impact different parts of the body. The children were so engaged and in return received a certificate for the school to award us as Hydration Heroes!
During the summer term, we will also have a visitor coming into school from the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Association) to talk to our children about how to remain safe around water over the summer holiday.