More than 1,000 school children to learn about safety and respecting their area

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018

School children from across the borough will learn how to keep safe and respect their area at the annual Junior Citizen event organised by Havant Borough Council.

Pupils aged 10 and 11 years from primary schools in the borough of Havant are invited. They will learn about the importance of being good citizens and will also be encouraged to sign a pledge to do everything they can to help make their area a better place to live.

This year, the event is being held at Fort Purbrook from Monday 12 November to Friday 23 November.

The school children will take part in five interactive workshops run by agencies including Hampshire Police, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Southern Domestic Abuse Service (SDAS) and Havant Borough Council.

Each workshop will use a variety of videos, discussions and activities to bring the topics to life. The children will discover what to do when a fire breaks out, how to respect their community and how to recycle properly, as well as many other life skills.

Councillor Narinder Bains, Cabinet Lead for Neighbourhoods, Safety and Enforcement, said: “Junior Citizen is a great opportunity for us to engage with school children and to teach them how to keep safe in their community, school and at home. Each year, pupils leave the event one step closer to becoming responsible citizens who will help make their community an even better place to live.”