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Halton pupils learn life-saving skills
John Smalley plays a victim as resuscitation training officers Stephen McDowell and William Gilhooley, demonstrate first aid with Joshua Smith, and Alex Stanners from Moorfield Primary School
IF someone collapses or there is an accident, Halton children now know what to do.
Hundreds of pupils from the borough’s primary schools have been put through their paces at an action-packed road safety event.
Crucial Crew gives youngsters practical hands-on experience of tackling a range of emergencies.
It is the 14th year Halton Council has run the event at Stobart Stadium, which provides the venue free of charge.
Every day scenarios that children could come across are set out in each room by teams of professional safety experts.
Halton Council leader, Clr Rob Polhill, said: “With so many dangers around us, it is more important than ever that children know what to do in the event of an emergency.
“This practical event reduces the risks, gives them confidence and increases their social responsibility.
“I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this possible.”
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Safer Halton Partnership, Halton Council’s road safety, child safeguarding team and environmental health team up with The Vikings community staff to run the event.
Pupils are shown how to identify dangers, assess risks, and what action to take to summon help.
It is stressed that their own personal safety must always come first.