Crucial Crew returns to Welwyn Hatfield

Crucial Crew, the interactive education-based sessions that teach young people important life skills, got underway on Monday (3 June) at the University of Hertfordshire.

Crucial Crew

Running until Thursday 13 June, there are sessions on anti-social behaviour, railway safety, fire safety, first aid, mental health, e-safety, emergency handling, and cyber bullying.


The event - coordinated by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, delivered by the Community Safety Partnership, and funded by the University of Hertfordshire - sets out to teach Year 6 students crucial life skills as they become more independent and make their transition to secondary school.


Councillor Bernard Sarson, Executive Member for Community Safety, said:

This is an important service that we deliver as a council to our young people, which educates them on how to avoid finding themselves in dangerous or difficult situations.


The event gives the students a chance to speak with experts on a variety of different subjects - including being safe online, CPR and fire safety - and I hope that this will help set our Year 6 students from across the borough on the right track, helping them now and well into their future.


Our thanks goes to the University of Hertfordshire for funding and hosting the event again. I'd like to also pay tribute to the hard work put in by the team from the council to keep everything running so smoothly.


Ms Law, a teacher at St Michael's Woolmer Green School, said:

The students are now of an age where they are able to understand the important messages put across by the workshops provided at Crucial Crew.


They are also about to move onto secondary school, where they will need to develop independence and make important decisions about some of the issues covered. Therefore, Crucial Crew provides an invaluable morning of important activities to help them prepare for this.


Victor and Oliver, pupils at Commonswood Primary School, said:

The funnest trip we've been on, we learnt lots.