Crucial Crew: Herefordshire children learn about staying safe and happy

First published in News

CHILDREN from across the county are learning crucial information about staying safe and happy in a two-week long event being held at Hereford United Football Club.

The ‘Crucial Crew’ event is held annually to educate primary school children on issues such as road, water and fire safety, first aid and emotional wellbeing.

This year more than 1,600 children from 68 schools are attending, and PC Paul Sparrow, of West Mercia Police, said they would all have a great time while learning vital life lessons.

PC Sparrow, who is one of the main organisers of the event, said: “The Crucial Crew has been taking place every year for a considerable time now, and each year it gets better and better.

“The children who come along have a great day out with lots of fun workshops and activities, and most importantly they learn about how to stay safe, healthy and happy.

“We’re delighted to have so many children attending this year, and hope the lessons they learn will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”

Agencies involved in Crucial Crew include Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, West Mercia Police, the British Red Cross, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Herefordshire Council, and Western Power.

The event started on Monday June 16 and runs until Friday June 27.

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