Crucial Crew

by Lisa Bennett

Throughout this week, Knowsley Council will be engaging with hundreds of young people at the multi-agency “Crucial Crew” event which is taking place at the Territorial Army Barracks in Huyton.

Crucial Crew supports young people’s transition from primary to secondary school and Year 6 pupils are invited to come along to learn essential skills and knowledge that would help them when they move to secondary school from September.

The aim of the campaign is to support children to become more aware of personal safety and road safety, learn about crime prevention, avoid being a victim of crime, know what to do in an emergency, foster good citizenship and actively contribute to their own health.

The Council’s Road Safety team delivered engaging sessions and shared information about:-

  • Pedestrian safety and staying safe near roads
  • The Road Safety Team simulate a road traffic collision scene and pupils are asked to identify how the collision happened and what could have prevented it
  • The dangers of distractions when using roads and how they can cause accidents

In addition, Merseyside Police updated pupils on how to make a 999 call and introduced them to the 101 number as a way of reporting crimes and other concerns that don’t require an emergency response.