Go Safe Scotland launched in Fife
27 September 2013
Southwood Primary School, Glenrothes launches new education safety resource.
A new national education resource was launched at Southwood Primary School in Fife on Wednesday (25
th September) which will see school pupils across Scotland receive safety lessons, covering a range of topics such as road, fire, home, rail, water, personal, outdoor and digital safety.
The Go Safe Scotland site was developed by Fife Community Safety Partnership in partnership with Glasgow City Council, The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Water, Scotland Gas Network, Crimestoppers, RoSPA, NHS, Network Rail and Police Scotland, Fife Council, British Transport Police, Scottish Power, Scottish Gas Network, HM Coast Guard and was piloted in schools across Fife and Glasgow.
Station Manager for Community Safety Steven Michie said: “Scottish Fire and Rescue Service staff in Fife have been involved in supporting the development of this educational programme and are delighted to be piloting this great resource for teachers in our Fife schools.
“We continue to work in partnership with Fife Education department to provide fire safety education to all schools across Fife and add to the fantastic safety initiatives already in place. This programme will allow us to deliver key safety messages from the interactive website via classroom teachers.”
Victoria Dolatowska, Headteacher of Southwood Primary School said: “staff and pupils used the Fire Safety component of the Go Safe Scotland resource to support learning during our Healthy Living week in May of this year. It was very well received by everyone that used it. The interactive nature of it, video clips and matching activities, made it particularly engaging for the children and led to a lot of discussions.”
Over the coming months this resource will be rolled out across Scotland’s local authorities with the support of Education Services. The creation of Go Safe Scotland followed feedback from teachers who were looking for current, interactive materials to deliver key messages and support the aims of the Curriculum for Excellence. Standard lessons covering fire and water safety have been designed by the SFRS Partnership Unit which draws on the experience of Education, Police, Youth, Health, Housing, Social Work and Fire professionals.
View Go Safe Scotland here