Lingfield Park Racecourse was the venue for our Tandridge Junior Citizen event. Approximately 600 Year 6 pupils (age 10-11) from local primary schools across the borough took part in a series of interactive safety workshops thanks to the kind support of local businesses, SGN and major sponsor SECOM Plc.

Speaking about the event, Dan Boneham, Director of Child Safety Media, explains: – 

Year 6 pupils are at an important stage in their lives as they make the transition from primary to secondary school. Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in children aged one to 14 years old in the UK and causes more children to be admitted to hospital each year than any other reason. Many injuries and accidents can be avoided and CSM works with schools, families and communities to help children develop the necessary skills to keep them safe and protect them from harm.”

The event ran from Thursday, 13th October to Thursday, 20th October 2022, and the sessions were presented by Children and Family Health Surrey (School Nurses), Network Rail and GTR/Southern, UK Power Networks, SGN, Hope UK, the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership and the RNLI.

The Vice Chairman of Tandridge District Council, Cllr Chris Botten, joined pupils from both Felbridge Primary School in East Grinstead, and Marden Lodge Primary School in Caterham, at our VIP Day on Tuesday, 18th October 2022 and said: –

“Just a quick thank you to say how much I enjoyed this morning’s visit and how excellent the programme you and your team deliver is. I had a very happy and well-informed time this morning and look forward to next year!”

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