Commencing in the academic term 2018/19 Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will be rolling out this new education package of modules aimed at Year 7 students. Teen safe consists of six modules and each module is approximately 45 minutes in length. The modules have been developed with schools PSHE days in mind and whilst at first glance it may appear that not all modules may be relevant to all schools, please bear in mind the activities students may get involved with outside term time.
1. Choice & Consequences: Encourages social responsibility by examining the reasons for, and the impact of, anti-social behaviour and its links to Fire and Rescue Service activity. This includes arson, malicious calls, firework misuse and attacks on firefighters.
2. Water Safety: Offers teenagers a non-judgemental view on a wide rand of water safety issues including, cold water shock and tombstoning which are often not well known or understood by this age group.
3. Mud & Sand Safety: Helps teenagers understand and appreciate the often underestimated dangers of Lancashire’s coasts and estuaries. We also give some clear guidance on what you can do, should you find yourself stuck in mud whilst out on the coast.
4. Grass Fires: Promotes greater understanding that wildfires do happen in England and the extensive impact they have on both community safety, the environment and climate.
5. Re-start a Heart: An interactive package developed by North West Ambulance Service, The British Heart Foundation and the Resuscitation Council. It looks into the vital life skill of resuscitation.
6. Dementia Friends: Raising young people’s awareness of this important issue with a view to helping develop and safer and more dementia aware society.
The Teensafe programme can be as flexible as schools need it to be, so a school can commission one module or several and it is all free. We recognise that PSHE days can vary from school to school in arrangement, size, delivery methodology etc. and we have tried to keep this in mind when developing the Teensafe package. Upon requesting one of our Teensafe modules one of our dedicated presenters will liaise directly with the school to agree the optimum approach that meets the schools needs.
In all cases a minimum of four weeks’ notice will be required to ensure robust arrangements are in place ready for module delivery. A maximum of two presenter days per school (ie 1 presenter for two separate days, or two presenters on the same day) may be requested.
To book a session at your school or get further information on any of the modules on offer and how we can work together to deliver them please get in touch and email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or alternatively you can ring on 01524 541689.