With the support and assistance of some key partners, North Yorkshire Police have been delivering Crucial Crew safety workshops to Year 6 pupils across the region for over 20 years. Since the very first session approximately 200,000 children have taken part in the fun, interactive sessions and learnt some vital, life saving skills to take forward into their adult life. The workshop sessions run over the course of a day and cover vital personal safety and behaviour topics such as road safety, internet safety, water safety and how to make an emergency call, and much, much more. Our Youth Officer Team run the workshops all across the county all throughout the school year. Some amazing partners from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Northern Power, Northern Gas Network and many more, all give their time to educate our young people on how to stay safe, as they make that transition to secondary school and the wider world. Approximately 12,000 children attend Crucial Crew each year with their school and class teacher and the sessions have proved to be life saving. In 2016, a child who attended one of our Leeming Bar workshop sessions saved her family from a house fire, thanks to the important lessons she learnt at Crucial Crew – read more here.
We all know the old saying ‘use it or lose it’ and with examples like this of children putting the skills they have learnt into action, we know how important the lessons learnt at Crucial Crew are to young people’s safety. With that in mind, we’ve developed a lively and colourful online urban adventure game that challenges children, in a fun and interactive way, to test out the life skills they have learnt while attending the sessions. Children are presented with all kinds of tricky challenges, from perilous water and rail scenarios to cyber bullying and citizenship – all wrapped up all in an online game. They can play on any device – desktop, tablet or phone – so children can play in school in an ICT or PHSE lesson, or at home (after homework of course!) Click below to play online now !!