Crucial Crew in Pembrokeshire
The annual Crucial Crew safety event, organised by Pembrokeshire County Council and supported by South Hook LNG, has once again passed on important safety lessons to over 1400 local schoolchildren, aged between ten and eleven years.
From the potential dangers of social media, to physical forms of wellbeing, children were guided through a series of workshops focusing on a range of topics from basic first aid, road safety, food hygiene and domestic abuse to beach safety, fire and power line awareness as well as behaviour around dogs. A number of agencies were on hand to guide children through realistic scenarios in which they need to recognise the importance of staying safe.
Commenting on the event, Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure, Cllr Phil Baker said: “We were delighted to welcome 46 schools to Crucial Crew this year. We’re very grateful to South Hook LNG for supporting such an important event, and to all the agencies which took part and made the event so enjoyable and informative for local children. If just some of the training stays with our young people it will help to save lives in the future.”
Feedback from the event included; ‘Lots of important information delivered well’; ‘The children in my group all loved the involvement with the different stations, had fun, and gained knowledge and information’, and many other positive comments.
The organisations taking part were this year were: Welsh Ambulance Service, Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) Dog Wardens, PCC Domestic Abuse, Dyfed Powys Police, PCC Food Safety, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, PCC Road Safety, RNLI, PCC School Transport, and Western Power Distribution.
“Crucial Crew provides local youngsters with an important sense of safety awareness in situations that are commonly experienced” commented South Hook LNG’s General Manager, Rob Else. “We are pleased to be continuing our support for Pembrokeshire County Council and all the agencies involved in delivering this event, as it echoes the strong safety values inherent in the way we operate at the Terminal.”
Children were given goody bags to take home containing hi-vis vests and reflectors from South Hook LNG and items donated by the different agencies, as well as a follow-up workbook each for use in class or at home.