Over 1,100 local primary school children across South Manchester took part in an interactive child safety event at The Manchester College’s Northenden Campus. The event aims to equip young people, aged 10 and 11, with the skills and knowledge they need to keep safe.

The Manchester College partnered with Child Safety Media to host the unique event which brings together representatives from the emergency services and a number of local organisations. Greater Manchester Police, British Transport Police, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, Manchester City Council and Wythenshawe Community Housing are just some of the groups who ran sessions at the event.

The fun and interactive sessions focus on issues such as fire safety, road and rail safety, animal safety, and e-safety.

Patrick O’Malley, Director of Child Safety Media, who deliver child safety events across the UK, said: “Unintentional injury causes more children to be admitted to hospital each year than any other reason. Many injuries and accidents can be avoided and events like this are vital in helping children develop the necessary skills to keep them safe and protect them from harm.

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