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Workshop Returns to the British Motor Museum

‘Live and Dangerous’, part of the school Curriculum Weeks programme, is to return to the British Motor Museum from 3 – 7 July from 10am – 2:30pm.

Last run in 2010 by Warwickshire County Council, the Museum is proud to re-instate this important road safety initiative in partnership with Warwickshire Fire Service, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Warwickshire Police, Road Safety Warwickshire Communities Group, Catteralls Coaches and Travis Perkins Plc.

The programme has been designed to help pupils develop important personal road safety skills and teach them how to deal with emergency situations. The day starts with a 'show' where the Emergency Services will respond to a staged crash and rescue a 'person' trapped in a car. The fire service will cut the roof off and the ambulance will rescue the casualty and take them to hospital. Pupils will experience lots of lights and sirens with commentary from the fire service throughout the rescue.

Pupils will then participate in a series of workshops which will see them face a number of scenarios. These will include how to evacuate a coach in an emergency, cycling and the dangers of HGVs, in car safety and walking safely to school. Each scenario gives youngsters the opportunity to deal with these potentially dangerous situations.

Caroline Reid, Education Officer at the British Motor Museum said “We are delighted to offer Live and Dangerous as a series of hands-on educational workshops that will help schools prepare their pupils as they travel to their new Secondary Schools in September”.

Every child who attends will be taught resuscitation techniques by the Ambulance Service. They will explore pedestrian safety, stopping distances for cars travelling at 30mph and how to manage distractions as a pedestrian. The event is also supported by Travis Perkins Plc. who, with the help of their Safety Lorry will help make children aware of the dangers HGVs can pose to pedestrians and cyclists, and how to avoid them.

Live and Dangerous is open for school bookings at a cost of £12.50 per pupil. The Museum is delighted to be able to cover the cost of coach travel for the visit through its Arts Council funded Travel Support Scheme. Each child will receive a goody bag with personal safety items and road safety booklets.

For more information please email education@britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 927827 or visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/learning/schools/curriculum-weeks

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