Category: Online Resources

The Dangers of Fireworks

Video: Firework Safety
Duration: 5.11
Target Group: Key Stage 1 & 2

Avon Fire Service use a mannequin to demonstrate what happens when fireworks are held and the damage they can do. Also contains general firework safety tips.

Avon Fire Service also have their own channel on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/user/avonfireservice

Bike Ability

Bike Ability
They say

Bikeability is the Cycling Proficiency Test for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads. There are three Bikeability levels and children will be encouraged and inspired to achieve all three levels, recognising that there is always more to learn and to enjoy on a bike.

Has a number of online resources, lesson plan and activity sheets, games…

Useful resource for:

  • Children
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Professional instructors
  • For further information on Bike Ability @ http://www.bikeability.org.uk/

    Kerbcraft Road Safety Website

    Kerbcraft Logo

    Kerbcraft Logo

    They Say

    Kerbcraft is a practical child pedestrian training scheme, developed in Drumchapel, Glasgow, by Professor James Thomson at the University of Strathclyde. It is designed to teach pedestrian skills to 5 to 7 year olds, by means of practical road-side training rather than teaching in the classroom. It is built around teaching three skills:- choosing safe places and routes; crossing safely at parked cars and crossing safely near junctions. These skills are taught over the course of at least 12 roadside sessions. Children are taught in the road environment near their schools, in pairs or groups of three children, by trained volunteers.

    This website provides information for existing Kerbcraft Co-ordinators; for those interested in setting up a new scheme in a local authority, school or other establishment, and for anyone interested in learning more about Kerbcraft.

    Official Kerbcraft resources, funded by the Department for Transport, can be found in the Resources Section of this website, and materials developed by Kerbcraft schemes around the country can be found in the Example Materials Section. The Information Section provides a wealth of additional information and advice notes to help with the set up, funding and running of Kerbcraft. The Kerbcraft Pilot Section provides information and evaluation reports on the national pilot of Kerbcraft, which ran from 2002 to 2007.

    The Kerbcraft website has the following available in the resources part of their website, especially useful for schools and teachers. Manual, support pack, video & DVD, as well as documents detailing Class List, Training Schedules, Child Volunteer Allocation List, Volunteer List, Co-ordinator Visit, Session Register, Incident Record…

    http://www.kerbcraft.org/index.htm

    Dangerous Substances

    Dangerous Substances

    Information sheets on Dangerous Substances with notes and activities for Key Stages 1, 2, 3&4 for teachers and suggested discussion points and pupil activities. Also includes a Risk Assessment sheet & a Symbols quiz

    Find out more about Dangerous Substances @ http://www.rospa.com/safetyeducation/info/dangerous_substances.pdf

    Shorething the RNLI beach website for children, teachers & parents

    Shorething is divided into three sections

    The Young Peoples Section contains

  • Grace Darling – The story Grace became famous for helping her father to rescue the survivors from the SS Forfarshire when the ship was driven by a storm onto Harcar rocks on 7th September 1838. Also includes Lesson plans & Interactive whiteboard activity
  • Safety at the beach – Beach risk safety game & beach volleyball game
  • Cool downloads – Spotters guide, Desktop toy, Wallpapers, Screensavers
  • Blue Peter – About the TV programme Blue Peter and its contribution to the RNLI
  • Games – Beach risk safety game, Train a lifeguard game, Build a lifeboat game, Decision making quiz, Boating safety game
  • The Teachers and Parents Section contains

  • Download lesson plans and whiteboard activities
  • Assessment by subject or activity
  • Fundraising
  • Orderable resources
  • Projects
  • Grace Darling
  • Literacy Activity (Wordplay)
  • The Volunteers section contains

    Information on finding out about joining the RNLI team of Education volunteers who communicate with young people about sea and beach safety and the work of the RNLI. With resources for Education volunteers.

    Find out more @ the Shorething website http://www.rnli.org.uk/shorething/default.aspx?ld=1

    ‘ICE’ – In Case of Emergency Campaign

    The ‘ICE’ idea was thought up by a UK paramedic (Bob Brotchie) who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but the emergency services didn’t know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognised name for this purpose.

    In an emergency situation, Emergency Service and hospital personnel would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as ‘ICE.’

    For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.

    Hopefully the Wikipedia ICE page will keep up-to-date records of ICE as it develops as a concept.

    Kidzone from Cheshire Fire Service

    Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service

    Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service

    For both teachers and firefighters to download and supplement their lessons.

    Kidzone includes:

  • Tests
  • Games
  • Videos
  • Tours of appliances
  • and additional resources
  • www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/kidzone

    Fire Safety Demonstration – Never Pour Water on an Oil Fire

    Fire Safety Video
    Duration: 0:37M
    Demonstration

    A fire safety demo, demonstrating what happens when water is poured over a pan of hot oil that is on fire, e.g. a chip pan fire. Useful when combined with Safety Scene visit to reinforce the safety messages that the children discovered during the visit to the kitchen.

    Fire Safety Video for Parents

    2 * Fire Safety Videos
    Duration: 2:32M & 2.19M

    For parents with children a quick look through a house and gives tips on all the main danger areas also discusses creating an escape plan. Ideal viewing for parents expecting a baby and parents with young children.

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Children’s Road Safety Video – Glow in the Dark

    Road Safety Video
    Duration: 0:20M
    Animated

    A short road safety video reinforcing the Road Safety aspect.

    Ideal for use both before and after a Safety Scene visit. Use to reinforce some of the road safety messages heard during the visit.