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Sythwood Children’s Centre host safety day for local families

Sythwood Children’s Centre’s 7th Child Safety Day took place at Woking Football Club on Thursday 20th July with the aim of making the local community more mindful of important child safety issues. The annual event drew a crowd of over 100 parents and their children for a fun and informative event.

Representatives from various organisations including Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, Surrey Police, Freedom Leisure and the Dog’s Trust were all available for parents and families to get more information about how to keep their children safe. There was also plenty to keep the kids entertained with tours of the fire truck, finger printing with the police, arts & crafts and a play area.

Parents had the opportunity to speak to professionals about fire safety, environmental health, first aid, animal safety, staying safe while swimming, road safety and lots more. It was also a chance for the services to engage directly with children to make them more aware of their own safety. 

The highlight of the day for many was a tour inside the fire truck which had queues of excited children waiting their turn to see inside and get a photo with the friendly firefighters. As the event came to a close, everyone gathered to watch as the firefighters sprayed water across the car park whilst they demonstrated how the fire hose is used.

Kate Galloway, Community Services Manager at the Children’s Centre said “We run this safety event every year with the aim of raising awareness of safety in the home and environment. It was great to welcome so many new and familiar families today and we look forward to seeing more of the local community at our summer events.”