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Unintentional Injury Prevention @ Rack House
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As a Rights Respecting School, Rack House PS is committed to following Article 24 and ensuring our children have a clean and safe environment. To help us keep our children safe in school, the community and at home, we work closely with Manchester Healthy Schools. They have recently launched a new area providing support across all aspects of unintentional injury prevention.
There are lots of ways we as a school help keep the children safe from injury and harm.
We are proud to be launching our Road Safety and Clean Air Campaign, in partnership with Manchester Healthy Schools, in Road Safety Week 2019. This will be led by the children with updates to follow throughout the year. We also teach road safety in designated PSHE lessons as part of our spiral curriculum and in Road Safety Week.
Our year 6 children work with BikeRight every year to learn about bike safety on the road, as well how to make sure a bike is roadworthy and what equipment to wear.
Drugs and Alcohol Education
At Rack House, we teach Drugs and Alcohol education through the Manchester Healthy Schools Pride 123 scheme of work. This is an interactive, web-based, drugs and safety education programme for primary schools. Through this program, our children learn to make healthy, informed choices to keep them safe from harmful drugs.
Key Stage 1 children learn about the role of drugs as medicines and how all household products, including medicines, can be harmful if not used properly and how to stay safe in the home.
The link below to the PRIDE 123 parents’ Zone will give you more information.
All the adults in school are duty bearers to follow Article 33 – Children have right to protection from harmful drugs and the drug trade and it is vital that we do so.
Safety in the Home/Community
Our Rack House coffee mornings have focused on safety advice for parents/carers and families in the community. We have focused on tips for safety in the home and avoiding accidents and staying safe during the summer holidays.
As part of our long term plan, we teach Bonfire Night Safety throughout school and through fire service assemblies. Also, the police delivered an assembly on staying safe in the community.
Each child attends a year of weekly swimming lessons when they reach year 4, which are heavily focused on how to stay safe in the water.
Finally, our year 6 children are visited by The Red Cross who teach them vital life-saving CPR skills which could make the difference in the event of a serious injury.