Skillzone was a very good experience for being safe. It was very interesting especially the park safety. This is because we learnt if a stranger asked you for one of your personal items , you should give it to them by throwing it away from them and you. Also if your dog does something from the rear end, pick it up because no-one else will and it can also cause other dogs to be ill. Don’t litter because in the night an animal might eat something from your litter and they will be very un well and maybe DIE. We learnt to be responsible for your actions and for the environment.
By Tom H , Tom S , Alex V
House of disasters
At SKILLZONE we went into a house which was full of hazards.
Here are some examples:
¨ There was a knife in a toaster.
¨ There were clothes on top of a gas toaster.
¨ There were really old baked beans on the side without a lid.
And much more…
Upstairs there was a fire scenario because there was too much stuff plugged in at once. There was a room which had been burned for 4 minutes and it looked horrendous.
There was a room which if you open the door smoke comes out and there is an orange light which made it look like there was a fire.
We learnt that you should put the back of your hand on the door handle and if it is hot there is a fire. If it is hot then don’t open the door, leave it closed because if you open it the oxygen will whoosh in and make the fire really big and it will rush out at you.
SKILLZONE was really fun and we learnt a lot of things.
By Fin and Louis
The ally way was really dark, noisy, dirty and a bit scary but we learnt that you shouldn’t go down alleyways with out a trusted adult.
We learnt not to leave equipment in dangerous places.
We learnt never to distract the driver because he or she might crash and die.
Always wait when the lights are flashing even though you can not see it and you are in a rush.
On the 7th of October class 4 went on a trip to Skill Zone; we enjoyed every second of it. We learnt to keep your personal information to yourself (somewhere safe.) We also learnt to make sure that everything is safe before going out somewhere. The alleyway was scary but we learnt a lot from it about keeping yourself safe when you see a stranger! We also learnt that you should always wear a seatbelt when you are in a car and that you have to be very careful when you are at a train station. At the park we learnt that you should always keep the park/field clean and tidy and leave it how you should find it and you should never litter anyway. At the beach flags are put there for a reason and they mean something is safe or not safe. Remember to keep safe.
By Chantal + Kiera
First was the crossing. This activity was when we had to cross the road safely and learn how to use it properly. What we had to do was press the button and wait for the green man to appear. Then we had to look both ways, left and right, and listen for any cars. Then we crossed, as we crossed we had to look both ways and still listen for cars. We also learnt not to cross on a bend of the road or in-between cars parked. If you are blind you would find the bumps on the pavement to indicate that it is a place for crossing. Also you would put your hand under the button and wait for the gear to start spinning so you know when to cross.
After we did the crossing we did the car. What we had to do was get into the car and before you did anything put your seatbelt on and then shut the doors. After we got in the car we watched a video, this video was showing us what would happen if we didn’t follow the safety rule such as:
Wearing the seatbelts in the correct way and time
Don’t distract the adult driving
Sit in your seat properly
Don’t drink while driving
Don’t text while driving
Don’t drive after you have drunken alcohol before a certain amount of time.
We also did the alleyway. This activity was where we had to go into a dark alleyway and say what dangers were inside it. We walked slowly without the guide and as soon as we looked around the corner and ran straight back out. What we saw was a shadowy figure that we couldn’t see the face properly. The guide then switched the lights on and we went in again with the guide at are side. The dangers were:
Strangers (who was smoking)
The fire house
One of the earlier activities was the fire house. It had the dangers that can be in any old household. First we went into the kitchen and spotted all of the dangers that can be lurking in your kitchen. There were lots of dangers such as a knife in a toaster and a puddle on the floor. There was also much, much more. After we went into the kitchen we went into the living room. There were mainly fire hazards in the living room but there was also some other dangers like marbles on the floor that you can slip up on easily. We then learnt about strangers ringing or knocking on your door. We learnt not to open the door before knowing who was there, also not to open the door without an adult and to stay away from them because they might grab you and take you away. We then went upstairs and saw the dangers in the bathroom and an adult’s bedroom. After that there was a fire alarm (that was fake) and we went outside safely. We then looked at a room that had been set on fire and it was completely destroyed.
There were also lots more places that we saw and we enjoyed it so much. We also got taught lots more things. It was and is a great place to go.
By Helena and Millie