Challenge for students designed to raise awareness of personal and community safety

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The annual Wyre Forest Young Citizen Challenge (YCC) is designed to raise awareness of varying aspects of personal and community safety.

Organised by West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, it gives all Wyre Forest Year 6 students, approximately 1,200 in total, the opportunity to take part in a series of scenarios.

The challenge involves experiential learning as each scenario is interactive and based around student participation.

This year’s event takes place at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station from 22 May until 26 May and Wyre Forest Emergency Services Hub over eight days in June (5-8, 12-16).

Partners represented include HWFRS, the police, Severn Area Rescue Association, WMP Road Safety Team and Western Power Distribution.

Messages to be delivered include fire, road, water and electrical safety and issues around anti-social behaviour, stranger danger and knife crime.

The aim is to empower the young people to make positive choices to maintain their personal and community safety at a key time of transition in their lives.

It is a great opportunity for the young people to work as a team and explore consequences in a safe environment.