Year 6 Crucial Crew Visit ~ Thursday 28 March 2019.
Year 6 had a great day at the Crucial Crew event at Eshton Grange. Using the outdoor swimming pool, we learnt how to keep ourselves safe around open water, and were given the opportunity to rescue someone in distress using a rope and a pole.
We also focused on the importance of attending school, which required the acting skills of Will L. He took on a role of a school boy who scrawled graffiti on a wall whilst truanting from school. Some of us were shocked to learn that the child would have been given a criminal record for such behaviour.
Northern Powergrid outlined the dangers associated with electricity sub-stations. The fire brigade ran a session which clearly informed us of the necessary actions to be taken in the case of a house fire, and representatives from the National Parks explained how to stay safe on a day out in the countryside, teaching us how to make a sling from the clothing we were wearing!
Our day was drawn to a close, as we considered antisocial behaviour and what makes a good citizen. Well done to Lily who won a prize for the poster she designed and Matilda and Will L were also complemented on their poster designs. What an informative, interesting and very busy day we had. The children listened very carefully, asked sensible questions and were an absolute credit to Lothersdale School.
In addition, the coach driver commented that he had never driven such a polite and well-mannered group of children before – every child thanked him for driving as they got off the bus without being prompted – he was very impressed! Well done Year 6!