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What will students see and do?
SafetyWorks! in Newcastle is a fully interactive learning environment for students and young people. As its name suggests, the focus of SafetyWorks! lies in teaching pupils about various forms of health and safety, and there are a number of different day trips that schools can get involved with.
A popular option is SafetyWorks!’s road safety day, which is perfect for children currently attending primary school. Pupils will talk through many different road safety precautions, as well as discussing more complex topics like drink-driving.
SafetyWorks! prides itself on creating an interactive, informative day out. The classes are scenario-based, meaning children will be immersed in realistic situations throughout the day to learn about potential problems, how they arise and how to combat them directly.
If your students are currently enrolled in the DARE programme, you may want to consider SafetyWorks!’s drugs and alcohol misuse day. These are handled by local police community support officers, and students are able to ask questions, while also learning about real-life risks regarding alcohol misuse.
Another popular course at SafetyWorks! is its fire safety programme, which focuses on fire safety in the home. The venue also provides days for students to learn about hospital procedures and other healthcare areas, like A&E.
For every visit, the team follow an approach to learning that emphasises involvement and collaboration. You can find a full list of the available SafetyWorks! days on its website.
Teaching resources provided
The focus on this trip is adapting learning about health and safety in an inclusive, real-world scenario, creating a more memorable learning experience for students.
All SafetyWorks! classes are held in a life-sized ‘safety town’. As a result, the resources students interact with are the physical areas around them. So, in the case of kitchen safety, they’ll be in a makeshift kitchen. For other courses, like ‘road safety’, they’ll be on a replica road with traffic lights and other signs.
These resources are designed to be immersive, informative and fun for children of all ages. By finding themselves in these lifelike places, young children, in particular, find it easier to learn important health and safety information.
Minimum and maximum group size
The maximum number of students allowed for a two-hour session is 60.
Details of risk assessment
SafetyWorks! has a dedicated risk assessment document on its website, which outlines potential hazards and other health and safety concerns.
SafetyWorks! has its own safeguarding policy for any children attending the facility for a school trip, and a separate policy for adults attending courses.
Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment
The SafetyWorks! facility includes all of the scenario rooms involved in its school trip events. The facility is DDA compliant, meaning that it is accessible for those with disabilities.
To find out the opening hours available for any given sessions, or to book a school trip at SafetyWorks!, please contact staff directly.
The price of SafetyWorks! courses vary. You can request a quote by contacting SafetyWorks! directly.
Off-street parking is available nearby to the SafetyWorks! facility, though it doesn’t have its own car park. If you require more information about travelling to the site, contact the team.
West Fifteen, Whickham View, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
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