The Deco to host a safety one stop shop for primary schools

Published: Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Northampton Community Safety Partnership will be hosting their second safety awareness conference of 2019 at The Deco Theatre on Thursday 6 June.

Her Honourable Judge Adrienne Lucking Q.C will open the conference at 9.30am and will welcome 180 year five and year six students from Kingsthorpe Grove Primary School, Hopping Hill Primary School and Earl Spencer Primary School.

In addition to topics such as online safety, knife crime, anti-social behaviour and rail safety, the pupils will also get to learn about how to be a good neighbour, gang culture and water and fire safety.

The sessions will be delivered via a range of interactive sessions by Northampton Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens, Network Rail, Northamptonshire Police, Northants Fire and Rescue Service and the Youth Offending Services.

In addition, Rushden Academy will be performing their well- received ‘Add me’ online safety play, and Northampton School for Boys will share a performance of their ‘I’m still me’ play, which explores the effects of hate crime and how it can be reported.

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community safety and engagement, said: “As part of our continued commitment to building stronger and more resilient communities, we are working with partners to deliver three safety conferences for young people during 2019.

“For our second conference of the year, we have expanded the event programme to raise awareness of even more safety topics as well as educating students about how they can make positive impact in their communities and on our town environment.”

Any schools that would like their students to attend a safety awareness event later this year can register their interest by emailing [email protected]