06 Jul Year 5 Junior Citizenship Day
On Wednesday, Year 5 were invited to attend the Junior Citizenship Day which was held at St. Aloysius playing fields.
It was very informative and the children learnt some very valuable lessons to guide them forward in their future. The children were split into groups and taken to different ‘scenarios’ to listen to advice and take part in some role play.
The children took part with the Metropolitan Police talking about Stranger Danger and what to do if someone asks to take photographs of them, how to make an emergency call and what to remember when speaking to the police, afterwards they visited the Dog’s Trust and was informed how and when to approach a dog and how to be ‘dog smart’. Arsenal Football Club were there to speak about road safety and understanding different languages. Islington Council asked the children what they would take if they had to be evacuated from their homes in an emergency, they emptied a box on the table and the children had to explain the reason why they decided to take certain items, the council officers were very impressed with their choices!
During one of the activities, one of the children was holding a mobile phone and it was snatched out of her hand (part of the activity!) so quickly all the other children were stunned, this showed them how quickly you can have your mobile stolen, the officer informed the children about mobile awareness and how to store your IMEI number which is important if you ever need to report your phone stolen. After the shock of having a mobile phone stolen, we listened to two police community officers about travelling safely on public transport and ZIP oyster cards, which some of the children will need when they travel to their secondary schools.
Victim Support told the children about personal safety and deterring them from committing a crime, they also informed the children regarding emotional support. Our last visit was to see the London Fire Brigade who showed the children how swiftly a fire can start and what to do if they are ever in that scenario.
Finally, the children sat in front of all the different agencies and were asked questions about the activities they had attended and they answered all of them correctly. Well Done Year 5!!!