Around 60 people a year die on the railways, and 2,000 on the roads
Course Summary: Based at our Eastside Centre, Junior Citizen focuses on personal safety and citizenship. It brings the Personal, Social and Economic Education (PSHE) curriculum to life, through 11 life-like scenarios which include a road crossing, bus, train, canal, car, house, alleyway, food store and street scene.
In an interactive, practical two-hour tour, children learn to recognise key dangers and understand how to reduce risk to themselves and others.
By presenting learning in visual and auditory formats, and in ways which enable children to learn through physical activities, the programme appeals to all children. It especially engages those who find formal education more difficult.
Each group of around six children is led by a trained visitor guide. Rather than learning a set of rigid rules, children are instead challenged to think for themselves and develop skills which they can apply in different life situations.
Included in the visit fee is (Check “are” in PDF ) is a half day of workshops. These allow us to cover some topics in more depth, especially road safety, public transport, and journey planning skills
Visit Arrangements: All children start together for a short introduction. They are then divided into small groups for their tour with a trained Volunteer Visitor Guide. Each scenario lasts exactly nine minutes. After the tour, we re-group for an interactive quiz to assess and summarise learning. This part lasts about two hours. The whole day (including the workshops) costs just £6 per pupil.
Schools can book workshops either before or after their main Junior Citizen tour, making the visit into a whole day. We can cater for up to 60 children in workshops at one time. When coupled with the main tour, this means we can cater for up to 4 classes (120 children) over the day.
This is an amazing trip. The children learn so much in such a short space of time. All of the scenarios are very relevant and the children absolutely love the trip. There is no other way we could teach the children about safety in such a short amount of time and so effectively. Teacher
Junior Citizen was brilliant. I strongly believe it should be a compulsory part of the curriculum. Teacher