Fun day helps Daventry children with valuable life lessons

Popular scheme returns to Daventry.
Popular scheme returns to Daventry.

Hundreds of primary school children enjoyed a day of fun-packed activities at Daventry’s University Technical College this week.

The Young Citizen Scheme featured a range of interactive workshops giving pupils help and advice on staying safe as well as offering important life lessons.

Organised by the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP), it took place on Tuesday and Wednesday following the success of the first event held in Daventry last March.

More than 360 Year 6 pupils from schools in Daventry District and South Northamptonshire were expected to attend this time.

Northamptonshire Police held sessions helping young people decide how to deal with difficult situations and the steps to take should they need to contact the police.

Officers staged a workshop on the Blue Butterfly project, which focuses on concerns around bullying, physical and verbal aggression, anti-social behaviour and e-safety.

There was also tips for staying safe online from the Cyber Crime Unit.

Solve It educated about the dangers of substance abuse, and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue held a fun quiz on hazard awareness.

Ian Vincent, chairman of the Community Safety Partnership, said: “The first Young Citizen Scheme was a great success, providing children with a valuable opportunity to engage in a positive way with representatives of the police and other agencies.

“The pupils really enjoyed the workshops and gained some important life lessons so we’re very pleased to be able to run the Young Citizen Scheme in our district again.”