Spelthorne Junior Citizen

Spelthorne Junior Citizen

The Spelthorne Junior Citizen event which ran for two weeks from 14-29 September at Walton Fire Station has ended with visits from the Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Mark Francis; Spelthorne Council’s Chief Executive, Roberto Tambini and Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, Kevin Hurley.

During the two weeks of operation over 1000 Year 6 pupils from 20 Spelthorne primary schools attended the event which is designed to help children stay safe and learn important life skills.

Throughout the day the children took part in interactive workshops which taught them about staying safe and being good citizens. Topics covered included fire safety, first aid, online security, using public transport, contacting the emergency services and reducing litter.

Cllr Tony Mitchell, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Young People said: “Self-reliance is one of the Council’s core values and Junior Citizen provides an excellent way of equipping young people with the knowledge and confidence they need to deal with potentially dangerous situations. The workshops have been specifically designed to get the information across in a way that is interesting and relevant to the children. We’ve had excellent feedback and the children have had a lot of fun.”

Junior Citizen has been running for over ten years and is organised by Spelthorne Borough Council with support from Surrey Fire and Rescue, Surrey Police, RNLI, Blue Cross Dogs Charity, Abellio buses, British Airways and St John Ambulance. The event was sponsored by Wood Group Kenny and the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner.