Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s annual educational event ‘Streetwise’ has been enjoyed by school children from across the Borough.
Facilitated by several local agencies, the initiative aims to promote safety and prepare pupils for the transition to secondary school education. As the sessions progressed, the children moved around themed scenarios in small groups gaining valuable skills in the process.
Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan welcomed this year’s event saying; “Council is delighted to offer this annual opportunity for young people within the Borough and it was wonderful to see so many local schools participating this year.
“Streetwise is an imaginative way of teaching Primary 7 pupils how to prevent accidents and dangerous situations while also providing them with the tools to deal with them.
“Thank you to all the local agencies who continue to support this important event.”
Streetwise Events were held in Ballymoney, Coleraine, Ballycastle and Limavady with over 1100 children from 48 schools taking part.
Streetwise organisers would like to thank Tesco, Coleraine for their support, which included providing a nutrition-based scenario as well as donating fresh fruit to all the children who took part.
Council would like to thank the various bodies involved with teaching and skill transfer at the events these included:
Community Rescue Service (CRS)
Dry Arch Centre, PSNI Roads Policing
Ballymoney PSNI Neighbourhood Policing
NI Fire & Rescue Service
CC&G Environmental Resource Officer
CC&G Environmental Warden
CC&G Home Safety Officer
NHSCT & WHSCT Health Visitors
St John Ambulance
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)