Clued Up Kids returns to teach life skills

23/10/2018 3:21am

A safety skills course for 9 – 11 year-olds is back on at the Richmond Showgrounds next week (29 Oct - 2 Nov), building on its work to create a generation of Clued Up Kids in Nelson Tasman.

Clued Up Kids is a multi-agency programme teaching primary school-aged children confidence and life skills to help them stay safe in a range of real-life scenarios. 

The event is now in its third year.

This week more than 500 children from school all over Nelson and Tasman will take part.

The hands-on activities include a ‘shaky house’ for practising what to do in an earthquake, a smoky fire simulation teaching children how to react during a house fire, as well as demonstrations on water safety, interacting with dogs, road safety, quad bikes, truck and cycle safety, and first aid.

The agencies involved or providing support include the Tasman District and Nelson City councils, Nelson Bays Primary Health, Police, Fire Emergency NZ, Civil Defence, New Zealand Red Cross, CET Landskills, TNL and Neltech. Rotary and the Richmond Lions provide volunteers.