Welsh Blue Light Emergency Services and Blue Light Organisations launch a national safety learning platform

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the launch of StayWiseCymru – www.staywisecymru.co.uk, a free bilingual learning platform aimed at pupils aged 3 -18 years old.

StayWiseCymru brings together educational resources of blue light emergency services and blue light organisations which have been designed to the new curriculum in Wales.

The site offers free lesson plans, videos, and activity sheets to help educators teach young people about potentially lifesaving advice within the curriculum areas of learning and experience.

StayWiseCymru offers resources for households to use. Teachers can also set work from the site as part of a remote learning plan for parents and carers to follow.

Head of Community Safety Richard Felton said:

“As a Fire and Rescue Service, we are committed to keeping our communities safe. StayWiseCymru is a fantastic new resource for everyone to use. Offering teachers, parents, carers and the emergency services, consistent and effective educational materials to help young people learn about a range of safety topics.”

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) leads on the partnership behind StayWiseCymru. Partners include the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK), the Royal National Lifeguard Institute (RNLI), HM Coastguard, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, the National Police Chiefs Council, Education, National Resource Wales, and Network Rail.

Chris Bigland, NFCC’s Lead for Education, and StayWiseCymru Programme Director said:

“StayWiseCymru is committed to saving lives through education. By working together with our partners, we have produced a consistent learning resource that educators from across the community can use with confidence, whether they’re teachers, home-schooling, or emergency service staff and volunteers.”

Chair of StayWiseCymru Strategic Group, Peter Greenslade said:

“Working together with other Emergency Services has enabled us to provide effective safety resources for educators across Wales, ensuring that children and young people are receiving preventative messages on how to keep themselves safe.”

The StayWiseCymru website is easy to use – just select an age group, subject, or theme, and you will find a collection of resources to keep students busy. Find it now at www.staywisecymru.co.ukhttp://www.staywisecymru.co.uk

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