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Whole School Assembly -NSPCC

Water, Canals & Rivers Workshop

 

One of our pupils visited Foxton Locks earlier in the year. She brought a leaflet into school and informed me that staff from Foxton Locks would visit schools to raise the children’s awareness about water safety. We invited them to deliver an assembly to children in Key Stages 1 and 2. They also led workshops for Year 6. The assembly and workshops were interactive and staff as well as children learnt a lot of facts about keeping safe near water.

 

Please click on the link below to find out more information.

P.R.O.T.E.C.T.

Police Reducing Our Threat and Educating Children Together

 

PROTECT is an educational workshop for schools. It is delivered by Leicestershire Police in       partnership with key agencies across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The workshop raised the children's awareness of the risks that young people face. The children also learnt about  the consequences of poor decision making. The workshop was interactive.

The topics included were:

  • Internet Safety
  • Anti Social Behaviour
  • Bullying
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Consequences of offending
  • Role of the police
  • Theft

 

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The Warning Zone

 

The Warning Zone  is a unique interactive learning centre for young people in Leicester. It is a life skills centre which educates children and young people to stay safe, live confident lives and be more aware of their actions in society. It draws together information and expertise from across the public and private sectors.  The core programme aims to foster an understanding of risk, consequence of actions, peer pressure and personal responsibility. The safety messages are presented in an interactive, memorable and understandable way in order to encourage responsible behaviour and sound decision making while living full and active lives.

 

It is evident from looking at the photos that our Year 6 children were thoroughly engaged throughout and that they participated enthusiastically in all activities. The staff at the Warning Zone commended them on their behaviour. Well done Year 6!

 

Please scroll down and look at the photos and read some reports written by Year 6 pupils.

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Please read Year 6 reports about their visit to The Warning Zone.

 

 

                        THE WARNING ZONE...

Have you ever heard of the unique Warning Zone, located on 30 Frog Island, Leicester? On Thursday 8th October, it gave me (and the other Year 6s) vital messages I need to know throughout my life.

First, we walked into a pitch -black zone, where our guide showed us two ways of getting to the second zone. One way was a light, safe way to go to the next zone; whereas the other way was a dark alley shortcut. The guide wanted to show us the fake dark alley. Slowly, we started to amble, and as we did we heard the sound of cans dropping hard on the ground. Tall, hooded figures were shadowed by the jet-black area. I raced away to zone 2 as fast as I could. This gave me a vital message - that I should never go to a dark alley... ever in my life.

Subsequently, we reached the substation. There was a map with the value of amps in each electric pylon to hospitals and substations. We saw a Frisbee in the power station and a sign saying: CAUTION OF DEATH by electricity. Did you know it only takes 100 volts to kill a person?

Soon, we saw a construction site. In a push of a button, barrels rampaged down to the ground and my jaw dropped as I knew how easy a construction site can kill a person.

Soon after that, we entered a house. First, we saw a glistening metal bowl with a used cigarette in it with smoke hovering and fading away. Then, we entered the kitchen…

 Inside was a normal kitchen but as I started to walk in I noticed it was not as normal as I first thought. There was a clean pan with a towel touching it while the shiny stove was on (danger of fire); the tomato-red blender cap wasn’t closed properly, with a plug which wasn’t plugged in completely (danger of electrocution).

A few minutes later, we went to the bedroom, which had a locked door on the side. We slowly put the palm of our hands on the door; it felt like there WAS a fire in the other room. This put a vital message in my mind - to never open a door where I think there is fire in it.

Not long after, we entered another kitchen, other than the first one. This kitchen was completely burnt. This really shocked me.

Eventually, we reached the garden which looked much safer than the house. We pushed the tablet button and an emergency person appeared. She told us about the two numbers - 999 and 111. This warned me the consequences of being inside a house with fire.

 

As a few minutes passed, we had an indoor picnic lunch. Mum packed me my favourite.

As soon as we finished lunch, we started E-safety. First, we were arranged into groups. Once we were mingled, we entered a room, as soon as the lights switched off, we saw a gigantic screen and we watched a programme about a girl talking to another girl on cyber who was in France. The girl in England was annoyed by the other girl, so this taught her a valuable lesson – to never talk with someone you don’t know.

Soon, we entered a fake fairground and we went to the first stall, Grooming Guess who. We played for 20 minutes and then we strolled to the next stall, the fishing game. We fished with magnetic rods to catch a fish, and each fish you catch you will have a question about cyber bullying with it.

Eventually, we played with the wheel of fortune. I span the wheel and achieved number 7. I opened box 7 and found a password card. We learnt about the easiest password to find out! 123456. We ambled along to the final stall, take a pic. We studied about the dangers of pictures on the computer.

 

To summarise, I had a great day there and I would definitely recommend it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you heard of the Warning Zone? On 8th October, 2015, a group of year 6 pupils from Wolsey House primary School went to the WARNING ZONE. It was located on 30, Frog Island in Leicester. At first, I didn’t know what to expect, but when I went inside I was amazed! We went there because we had to get ready for secondary school they were consequences of dangerous behaviour.

First of all, we saw a video and I recognised some people who used to be pupils at this school. Then, our guide showed us around.

A few minutes later, we went to our first zone: it was about personal safety. We all know that we should not take short-cuts; however, we all went to the dark alley way to see what it was like.  I slowly walked, clutching on to my friend’s arm. THEN I JUMPED OUT OF MY SKIN! So my friend and I ran back out of the alley way but we changed our minds and went back inside the alley way again. It was kind of scary. Not a place to go on your own.

Next, we went to see the building site and electricity scenarios. If you throw anything into these sites, you should NEVER get it back! It’s DANGEROUS! Did you know that it only takes about 100 volts to kill you?

Remember; always check if your smoke alarm is working. I wonder if my mum has checked our alarm lately. Also, call 999 if your house is burning and always save your life first. It was just in time to go to our next scenario.

Before lunch, we went to the next place which was the pedestrian crossing/risks on the road. REMEMBER ALWAYS look left or right to see if cars are there or... cross if there is a lollipop lady. We also put some headphones on. I couldn’t hear any cars so that means that you can’t listen to music when you are walking.  Where had the time gone? It must be time for us to eat some delicious food.

Time has passed so quickly that is time for us to eat; we had an inside picnic - which was wicked! My lunch was a cheese sandwich with some skittles, juice, chocolate bar, water, crisps and a plum. It was so yummy that my tummy was so full.

E-Safety

Just after lunch, we went to the E-safety room; we watched a little clip about a girl sharing her personal information and talking to someone when she doesn’t know who it is. Do you know who you are talking to online?

Visit to the Warning Zone

Have you heard of The Warning Zone? Well, a group of Year 6 pupils from Wolsey House Primary School went to the Warning Zone, on Thursday 8th October, 2015, located on 30, Frog Island. This old factory has been developed in Leicester in to the building we all know and enjoyed. This building was full of games but also has vital messages.

The Warning Zone

The first zone was about illegal drugs, such as alcohol and wine for under-age drinkers. Most young people would get addicted to it and take too much. You need to be 18+ to drink or take these drugs. In my family, nobody drinks and we only take medicines for our health.

Next, we went to another scenario, where we had to stop a (fake) fire! We had to react to the activities to save ourselves. For example, they told us that if we were in real conditions, you had to feel the door, open it and crawl under the poisonous smoke. Useful advice when you’re in a real situation.

Lunch Time

During the day, we had our lunch. This was an amazing picnic. Our group were chattering and telling jokes. It was a hilarious.

E-Safety

Soon afterwards, we headed to the e-Safety area where we watched an important and vital video showing us that the internet can be perilous situation. As soon as our guide opened the door, a dazzling light appeared through, calling me to participate in outstanding obstacles and amazing activities.

After we watched the video, we played a game called ‘Grooming Guess Who’ where you had to guess the player. This game is telling us that you don’t know who you’re playing or talking to online and they could take your details.

Finally, we played a bumper car game. You had to roll a dice and move as many spaces as the number you threw. There was a yellow team and a blue team. In addition, the winning team got to ring the stop bell.

I had a good time and I wish to come again. My favourite part about the Warning Zone was when I walked through the alleyway and saw the teens drinking alcohol. It made my body think... Should I really enter here? And my favourite part from E-safety is the ‘Grooming Guess Who’. I know now that if you talking to someone that you don’t know, you cannot trust them. I would recommend this to EVERYONE!

                        THE WARNING ZONE...

Have you ever heard of the unique Warning Zone, located on 30 Frog Island, Leicester? On Thursday 8th October, it gave me (and the other Year 6s) vital messages I need to know throughout my life.

First, we walked into a pitch -black zone, where our guide showed us two ways of getting to the second zone. One way was a light, safe way to go to the next zone; whereas the other way was a dark alley shortcut. The guide wanted to show us the fake dark alley. Slowly, we started to amble, and as we did we heard the sound of cans dropping hard on the ground. Tall, hooded figures were shadowed by the jet-black area. I raced away to zone 2 as fast as I could. This gave me a vital message - that I should never go to a dark alley... ever in my life.

Subsequently, we reached the substation. There was a map with the value of amps in each electric pylon to hospitals and substations. We saw a Frisbee in the power station and a sign saying: CAUTION OF DEATH by electricity. Did you know it only takes 100 volts to kill a person?

Soon, we saw a construction site. In a push of a button, barrels rampaged down to the ground and my jaw dropped as I knew how easy a construction site can kill a person.

Soon after that, we entered a house. First, we saw a glistening metal bowl with a used cigarette in it with smoke hovering and fading away. Then, we entered the kitchen…

 Inside was a normal kitchen but as I started to walk in I noticed it was not as normal as I first thought. There was a clean pan with a towel touching it while the shiny stove was on (danger of fire); the tomato-red blender cap wasn’t closed properly, with a plug which wasn’t plugged in completely (danger of electrocution).

A few minutes later, we went to the bedroom, which had a locked door on the side. We slowly put the palm of our hands on the door; it felt like there WAS a fire in the other room. This put a vital message in my mind - to never open a door where I think there is fire in it.

Not long after, we entered another kitchen, other than the first one. This kitchen was completely burnt. This really shocked me.

Eventually, we reached the garden which looked much safer than the house. We pushed the tablet button and an emergency person appeared. She told us about the two numbers - 999 and 111. This warned me the consequences of being inside a house with fire.

 

The educational Warning Zone

On the 29th October 2015, the year 6’s from WHPS (Wolsey House Primary school,) went on an edifying trip to learn how to be independent and safe.

Firstly, we watched a short clip about e-safety and how to be safe online. We played mini-games such as throwing insults, Grooming Guess Who as well as taking pictures of people and editing them. We learnt how to stay away from people we don’t know and not to meet up with ANYONE.

Then we decided to sit down and eat our lunches and we completed a word search.

Next, we entered the zones. It was about to get serious. The first zone was about electricity and how not to be unintelligent around it. There was a Frisbee stuck inside the sub-station. The guide tried to act as if it wasn’t there, but we knew as soon as we entered the zone. He encouraged us to try and get it out. What a shock! The message was clear – never mess about with electricity!

The second zone was about construction sites and how anything could have been in that bottle that’s written off as Sprite. There were lots of barrels, and then it came to me... how a child could effortlessly be compressed or even killed.

Next, we entered the fire zone. There we learnt that if there is a fire to throw a soft type of bedding out of your window and jump on it... but never to use a mattress because it might block your only escape route. The kitchen was full of fire hazards: such as a lid to a saucepan that was half submerged and if you put a knife in a toaster you would get electrocuted - up to 1000 volts. Did you know it only takes 100 volts to kill you? Mains electricity (also known as plugs) transmits 1000 watts but batteries only use 9!

Subsequently, we walked to the personal safety zone. The guide asked us if we wanted to walk the long and well lit route or the short and dark route. We all picked the short route. We started walking. As I saw a needle and a leg, my heart started racing; I then saw two people with their hoods up. Terrifying! I was glad to be out of there. That lesson taught me to always go the well lit way.

The alcohol safety zone was one of the best because the goggles show you what it is like to be drunk. Did you know that you only have to be 10 to get arrested? I would never ever take a tablet that someone who I didn’t know has given to me... or ever give in to peer pressure.

I would recommend this trip to every child... All year 6 pupils should be able to go to the Warning Zone.

 

 

 

On Thursday 8th October, Year 6s from Wolsey House Primary School went on a trip to the Warning Zone, on 30 Frog Island, Leicester, to learn about the dangers of life. Such a small building that has big secrets!  

At the trains’ area, we learned to NEVER go on the train tracks. Did you know it takes 5 km to slow a train down? So don’t be tempted to go on a train tracks. (Some people were so silly they wanted to go on the train tracks! Fortunately, our guide stopped them.)

Next, we went to the fire house where we learned about fire safety, safety in the kitchen and what to do in a fire situation. What we had to do was ... feel the door to see how hot it was and block the door with towels, find an escape route and get away from the fire – safely and not ever to do hoax calls... but to call 999 or 111.

A few moments later, we went to the Personal Safety Zone where we had a choice - to go the short way (down the dark alleyway) or go the long, well-lit way home. Most of my group wanted to go down the alley, but we didn’t go because it was a dangerous plus there were to people down there with drugs!

Some short time later, it was lunch. It was really fun because we had a picnic. My Mum had packed me: two sandwiches, a chocolate biscuit and a bag of crisps and some fruit. It was amazing!

Soon after, we went to the new e-Safety Zone. First, we played ‘Guess Who’ where our guide lied about who she was. She said her character was a woman when she was actually man! I must remember not to share information about myself online.

Then, we went to play ‘Throw an Insult’. So what we had to do was to choose an insult to throw at a person, and decide if we were right or wrong to do it. Nobody likes being called names especially online. People can report you for what you’ve done. It is CYBER-BULLYING!

Well, I guess time flies when you’re having fun because we had to go back to school. I really do recommend that you do go to the Warning Zone: it is a really fun place to visit; you will learn a lot about dangers and safety...plus it is FUN!

 

                                                                   The Warning Zone

I’ll never forget the amazing Year 6 trip (on Thursday 8th October). We went to the unique Warning Zone (located on 30 Frog Island, Leicester). I had heard that we were going to do lots of fun activities and learn about how to keep safe.

E-Safety

First, we went to the ‘E-Safety Zone, (we had to put our lunch boxes and coats away first though).   There, we were put into groups. In a flash, we were all sitting down in the ‘film room’ watching a few clips. When we had finished watching the clips, our guide took us round a fairground and there were lots of activities.

 The first activity we went to was the ‘discussion of phishing’. There we had to use a fishing rod to catch the fish and then there was a scenario about it. Our guide told us that phishing is online people asking you questions and getting information out of you (e.g. sending you an email that looks like it’s from your bank but it’s actually not) they want you to type in all of your bank details and once you’ve given your details, they’re out there.

Next, we went to the ‘Grooming Guess Who’.  We learnt that online you don’t know who you’re talking to; anyone could make up who they are. We were split into two teams and we had to guess who the other team was playing as. It really made us think.

Lunch

When it came to lunch time, I was so happy because we hadn’t eaten for 3 hours. We all dashed over to the table where all the lunch boxes were. At the tables already, were pens and sheets of paper with an activity to complete. Not only did we just sit and eat our lunches as we do at school, we were able to try and finish a word search too!

The Warning Zone activities

When we went to the Personal Safety Zone, I was pretty much terrified when I just walked in, because of the dark, dull and scary alleyway. We had to make a decision; we were going to be late for dinner so had to choose to take the longer but lighter way home or the dark and dangerous but quicker way home. We all chose the longer but lighter way, but then we had to still go through the dark alley-way. We saw two hooded figures drinking alcohol. There were drug syringes, spray paint cans and spray paint all over the walls.

Within seconds, we had moved on, to ‘the fire in the house’ scenario. First, we were in the hall way and there was an open window with a cigarette in a pot next to it. All of the smoke from the cigarette stays in the house. Then, we entered the kitchen. It was all toasted to a crisp. I was shocked by how much damage had been done! Next, we moved on into the bedroom. Our guide told us to jump out of the window if there was a fire and to put our duvet on the floor to block out any smoke coming through the gap under the door. Good advice!

In conclusion, I would definitely recommend other people going to The Warning Zone. It’s certainly one of the best school trips I’ve been on! We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip to The Warning Zone and I really appreciate the people for letting us visit. Thank you!

      

 

An Educational Trip

Have you heard of the Warning Zone? If not, you have come to the right place. Year 6 pupils from Wolsey House Primary School went to the Warning Zone, located on 30 Frog Island, Leicester, on Thursday 8th October 2015 to learn and think about independence in life.

First of all, we went to the Personal Safety Zone where we went into an alley-way. In the alley-way, we saw two hooded teenagers (not forgetting strangers). Do you ever know what they could do to you?  Is it safe to go in alley-ways or take a well-lit, long path home?

After, we walked and we walked and we walked until we came to a building site. A rotten sewage smell wafted over the building site. And then, dangerous barrels came falling on top of people. Could there be a person sleeping inside the barrel?

Later that day, we went to the Criminal Damage Zone. This time, it was serious! The damage from fire and arson! There, we learned what the consequences are of young people (under 18) drinking alcohol in civic places. Did you know you could get arrested at the age of 10?

After, we had our delicious lunch and then we carried on with our tour of the Warning Zone.

A few minutes later, we went to an astonishing, magnificent, enormous… and the superlative part was it was an enclosed carnival.

The first game was called Digital Identity: this was an interesting fact to learn in our educational trip. At this place, our guide told us that they wanted two volunteers, then the guide took the pictures of the volunteers and the activity that they were doing. They had to put their head into a post of a girl or a strong hairy man. Our guide told us that if you put your pictures on the hazardous internet, anyone can save your photo, can amend it and put it back up on the internet! Remember, you are the one who is responsible for the pictures so keep on watching your step!

There were more facts about other games but the next game had a serious and important message!

After, we went to a game called Grooming Guess Who. At this game, we learned that we need to be careful about whoever you are talking to - you might think it is a girl but in real life it could be a boy. Remember, it could be anyone you are talking to. Are you be careful who you are talking to?

 I would recommend this magnificent trip to the Warning Zone to other pupils in schools because it is an educational and very enjoyable journey.

On Thursday 8th October, 2015, a group of Year 6s from Wolsey House Primary School went to a place called The Warning Zone, located on 30, Frog Island, Leicester, which is filled with wonderful secrets which will help us in life.

First, I entered into the flat and saw the cigarette near the window. I thought, ‘Why would someone do that?’ Next, I went to the building site. I said to myself, ‘Oooh. My friends say this is a cool place to go...’ but when the big, black tubes fell crashing down, I thought, ‘It’s not. Anyone could get hurt.’

 I never will forget our trip down the alley way. Our guide told us we were safe with them but it was really scary. Especially when I saw... the figures. It was really dark too. Then, we saw the light. Thank goodness, that’s over. I thought it had a good message.

After that, it was lunch. My favourite part of the day. I had a sandwich, a chocolate bar and some fruit. Unfortunately, my tooth fell out!

Soon afterwards, we went into the next zone. It was marvellous. I felt like I was actually there in an old fashioned fair. It was AWESOME!

There were lots of activities to do. We started with the photo booth. We pretended we were taking photos. It was fun until our guide told us that people can change it and make you upset. The message is - it is hard to take photographs off the internet.

Before long, we heard the beeping noise so we went to the next activity. It was called Spin the wheel. So we sat down and took it in turns to spin the wheel. First, we had the Xbox controller, and then we talked about how people hack into the internet and stop it from working.

Much later, my group and I went to the ‘Grooming Guess Who’ game. The girls were on one team and the boys were on the other team. After that, we played against our guide and she said that she was a girl but ...she was a boy and the message was you don’t know who you are  talking to on to online.

Later on, we went to The Discussion of Phishing. We discussed pop-ups and were told to ignore them.

Soon afterwards, we walked to The Cyber Bullying Game. We sat down and talked about how saying horrid things can hurt people’s feelings. Then our guide asked one of us to throw a bean bag at one of the dummies and he then asked them how they felt when they threw the bean bag. UPSET!

Eventually, all of the groups went to the last game it was called Culminating Bumper Car Quiz. It was about remembering what we had learned in The Warning Zone.

I will never forget my trip to The Warning Zone.

 

Have you ever heard of the Warning Zone? It’s located on 30 Frog Island, Leicester. I went with a group of Year 6s from Wolsey House Primary School on Thursday 8th October, 2015. It gave us brilliant ideas about how to stay safe on the internet and in life. Ideas we want to use so we are ready for secondary school. It had some scary bits which were vital and important. I heard about consequences of dangerous behaviour.

E-safety

When we came to the new internet zone, we watched an introductory video about e-Safety. Then, the doors opened. All I could see was lights, colourful lights; it was like a mini funfair. The first stall was fishing. Our guide told us that some websites just send out advertisements to anyone, but that when you get one you should just close it down because they are trying to get you to buy their stuff. Be careful when you open them because some of them tell lies.

Next, we moved on to the coconut shy where we tried to knock over bean bag heads. We learned that when you are talking or texting to your friends then be careful not to send mean or hurtful messages because you can’t re-do what you have done.

Moments later, we moved along to the digital footprint area. The guide made me think about privacy settings and who was really looking at my photos that are online. Do you know who’s looking at your pictures?

Time flew. We went towards the ‘Wheel of Spam’. This is where you have to be careful of hackers. We each spun the wheel; someone got a can of spam. They told us that spam means where a company sends you an advertisement  and it tells you that if you fill out this form then you win a free I pad but really you don`t... but now they have all your details and you can`t get them back!

After we had lunch and we filled in a word search - to do with the E-safety area, we kept on thinking about what we were going to do in the Warning Zone area after lunch. All of us had an amazing lunch and we all chatted across to each other.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Warning Zone

My first zone was the building site. There, they showed us that if you made a wrong step it could cost you your life, because, although it looked like an adventure playground, there was scaffolding, which has sharp, heavy things in it. Is playing in a building site a good idea? Are you safe? Pipes everywhere. Are you sure that climbing on scaffolding is safe? It also had big black barrels that could easily crush you.

The next zone was the Railway Lines. The guide told us that a lot of children were injured because they were playing on the train tracks. They were playing a game called chicken - where you had to run across the track when a train was coming. But sadly one girl died because another one of her friends threw a brick off a bridge and killed the driver. So this is why you should not play by train tracks because if you do then you could be the next person to die. Don`t even do just because your friends are doing it.

After that, we moved onto the water risk areas, which were basically the ocean and the sea. They told us all about the flags they use at the beach. But then they told us that some of the most important water areas are the canals and quarries because have all sorts of things in them which can be really dangerous... and some of them can kill you. So this why a lot of people die each year... because they can`t tell how deep it is or what’s in it.

I would recommend a visit to this unique place because the Warning Zone tells you vital things that can be useful at school and in life. Some of these ideas could in courage you to be safer on the road and when you are with your friends. If you are really worried that your children don`t really know much about safety then if you send them here for a day then they would be full of knowledge about safety.

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