PROJECT: JUNIOR CITIZEN
Year 6 primary school students in Haringey.
Metropolitan Police Safer Partnership, Haringey Council, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, Transport for London and EDF Energy Networks.
The programme is designed to help year six children learn about Health, Safety and Citizenship in a fun and exciting educational environment before they make the vital transition into secondary school. The programme consists of simulated scenarios that are used to make possible dangers come to life, providing children with a controlled environment in which they can safely participate and learn through hands-on experience. They involve the practical application of the child’s knowledge through worksheets and interactive workshops. It encourages children to take a positive role in society and gives them the skills and confidence to deal with emergency and difficult situations. The focus will be particularly on anti-social behaviour, bullying, health and safety. There will also be workshops from London Fire Brigade, Haringey Road Safety and London Ambulance Service.
• Young people are often faced with difficult decisions and situations and through skills learnt on the course these issues can be resolved easier.
• With the rapid increase in obesity it is crucial for young people to understand the importance of physical activity.
• To help young people feel confident, travelling on London Transport.
• To guide young people on how to make an effective emergency service call.
• To help young people understand the implications of bullying and the dangers of knives.
• The programme engages 1200 young people from Haringey primary schools every year.
• Over 30 primary schools in Haringey are involved every year.
• Participants’ confidence and awareness has increased as a result of taking part in the programme.
• Over 5000 young people have participated in the programme to date.
• We are the only professional football club in the country who run a Junior Citizen Programme at their stadium, making it a unique learning environment and experience for all participants.
The transition from primary to secondary school is important in the lives of children and their families, yet research has shown that transitions can be stressful for children, that continuity of curriculum between primary and secondary school may suffer during transition and that some vulnerable children need intervention prior to transition..
Department for Education