Keeping children safe is always a priority. Safe children will be safe adults. Thus Eni Liverpool Bay decided to become one of the founding partners of a project teaching about safety and danger prevention in a fun and educational way.
In the UK, Safety Centres are realistic indoor townscapes including life-like scenarios such as a street scene, road crossing, car, railway, house, shops. These scenarios enable providers to deliver practical, interactive, specific scenario-based education to children and adults in safety, citizenship and life skills. Trained ‘Danger Rangers’ guide the groups. The centre is designed like a real film set with the zones used to deliver safety education tours.
The idea gave birth to DangerPoint (Twitter @DangerPointLtd), an educational interactive visitor center situated in Talacre, North Wales, open for school visits and to other organized groups, such as youth clubs and groups, during term time and to the public during holidays. DangerPoint was opened in 2005 thanks to funding from the North Wales Police Authority, and has the continued support from North Wales Police, North Fire and Rescue Service and Eni UK (Liverpool Bay). To increase the awareness in safety, health and well-being, visitors will be guided through a variety of settings with potential hazards and risks, some of which they have been in contact with before, or perhaps may be in the future, e.g. on public transport or on the beach. During the visit, different programs are available depending on the age group. Learning styles are different: auditory, visual and kinaesthetic (or “tactile learners”), all of which have their own unique features. The achievement of “the safe trip” is followed: from the pre-quiz phase, where visitors complete a short questionnaire testing their knowledge on multiple areas taught during the visit, to the end of the tour, when they will take the same questionnaire again. This allows DangerPoint to see how much information has been retained during the visit and gives an indication on the long-term retention. Since its opening, DangerPoint has received a variety of awards, proofs of its contribution in educating children and young people. Some examples: the Learning Outside the Classroom Accreditation (2012) and Re-accreditation (2013 & 2014) awards, and the Flintshire Tourism Award: Best Visitor Experience (2014).
To provide a vital educational and enjoyable experience, DangerPoint is in partnership with a large variety of organisations that help to enhance and support the centre and its message. Within this partnership, DangerPoint maintains close links with key founding partners, statutory agencies and charities which contributed to the presentation of up to date and situation-appropriate information. With this aim, for instance, DangerPoint works in partnership with North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Power and is part of the Safety Centre Alliance, which is a national body for safety education and life skills centres, formed in 2005.
In the UK, Safety Centres are realistic indoor townscapes including life-like scenarios such as a street scene, road crossing, car, railway, house, shops. These scenarios enable providers to deliver practical, interactive, specific scenario-based education to children and adults in safety, citizenship and life skills. It is important that visitors recognize and consider risky situations and learn how to deal with them in a controlled and supervised setting, impossible to replicate in a classroom environment. Trained ‘Danger Rangers’ guide the groups. The centre is designed like a real film set with the following zones used to deliver safety education tours. Let’s enter ! Have a safe trip and enjoy!
Then the trip ends but the real journey starts from it…
The Eni Environmental Educational Program in Talacre ensures the resources for rural local schools in the area are available to be developed. This not only contributes to the company’s social interaction with its neighboring communities but also ensures the protection of the site for future generations by educating young people on the needs and requirements of the local territory. The Program is conducted on an annual basis. The purpose built Eni Field Study Centre is designed to provide a base for environmental education through supported activities for one week per school term. This includes the provision of a dedicated education consultant to work with schools on three key topics related to season, including; We’re Here for the Winter (October/November), Spring has Sprung (March/April) and Dunes and Us (May/June).
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