Safety advice for kids to be held at Butlin’s

Hundreds of school children will descend on the east coast next week to learn essential safety skills and about the dangers of social media sites.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is running a ‘Stay Safe’ workshop for more than 300 year six pupils from across East Lindsey at Butlin’s holiday resort in Ingoldmells between March 12 and 14.

Youth engagement manager at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Andy Payne said: “Community safety is a key priority for is.

“It’s so important we prepare our young people for the future.

“These multi-agency ‘Stay Safe’ days allow us to work with young people in an interesting and engaging environment and to get our safety messages across in a fun and exciting way.”

The safety events have been organised in conjunction with Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire Safer Communities Board, the British Red Cross, Western Power Distribution and Stagecoach.

Students will learn about how to stay safe online, on buses, as well has how to behave around substations and electricity and about water and fire safety.

Executive councillor for community safety at Lincolnshire County Council Coun Peter Robinson said: “Young people are our future , so it’s really important for their development that all agencies and the county council work together, take a holistic approach and help them to keep safe.

“Even if it is something as simple as giving advice on keeping safe on the school bus or how to behave around water - it’s all important.”