Rockingham students become Safety Heroes

Students at Golden Bay Primary School with their Safety Heroes certificates. Picture: City of Rockingham.
Students at Golden Bay Primary School with their Safety Heroes certificates. Picture: City of Rockingham.

YEAR 1 students from primary schools across the City of Rockingham have been recognised as Safety Heroes.

The students completed a safety focused early intervention program developed by the City.

The Safety Heroes concept was developed as a result of the consultation that informed the development of the City’s Community Safety Strategy 2015 – 2020.

A strong emphasis was placed on the need to provide emergency and safety education to the wider community, with the Safety Heroes program piloted in 2016 as a result.

Students from Bungaree, Baldivis, Cooloongup, Golden Bay, Port Kennedy primary schools and Malibu School, participated in a two term program focused on emergency services, water, internet, home and community safety. Becoming a Safety Hero is an important achievement for the students as it teaches them to be aware of the actions needed to keep themselves, their family and community safe.

Mayor Barry Sammels congratulated the students on completing the Safety Heroes program.

“Safety Heroes is a fun and interactive City program that is taught to the students in their classrooms,” he said.

“It was a delight for Councillors to visit local schools and present the students with their Safety Heroes cape and certificate at the end of the program.”

To help engage parents with the program, students were sent home with Safety Heroes Passports to be completed together.

Councillors were joined at school assembly presentations by local police officers and the Constable Care Mascot.

For more information call 9528 0333.