Junior Good Citizen is designed to help children avoid putting themselves at risk of accident or injury, by raising their awareness of situations where something could happen.
The emphasis of Junior Good Citizen is on having fun while learning. The scheme equips young people with the life skills and knowledge to cope in an emergency or potentially dangerous situation, especially where they could become the victim of crime and/or sustain personal injuries.
The children interact with a number of simulated life-like scenarios, and this raises their awareness of the contribution they can make in preventing crime and increasing their own safety.
The project, which targets Year Six students (children aged 10 and 11), is delivered each summer in Wiltshire and Swindon by a partnership involving Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Wiltshire Police and other agencies.
Among the subjects covered by the sessions are road safety, food safety, what to do if someone starts to choke, responsible dog ownership, the dangers of anti-social behaviour, fire safety, and when to call 999.