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School is out for summer

Today many of our villages had their last day at school so we wanted to share our top tips to keep your children safe in the summer months.

​​With the promise of a warm summer (fingers crossed), there will be plenty of opportunities for little ones to splash about. Always empty the paddling pool once you’ve finished using it and remind older children not to swim in canals and rivers. Strong currents, deep water and objects hidden under the surface make them very unsafe.

Will your child be walking themselves to school in September? Use the summer holidays to make sure they know how to stay safe with these simple tips:

·        Set a good example and don’t dash across the road. Always wait for the green man before crossing, even if there’s no traffic in sight

·        If your children have to cross a railway line to get to school, make sure they know the risks. Whilst they might think it’s safe to cross the track quickly when the barriers are down, let them know it’s against the law and very dangerous

·        Remind children not to use their phones or listen to music when crossing the road

Unfortunately, grown-ups don’t get a six week holiday, so there’s a chance you’ll be leaving older children at home for the day. If they’re planning to meet up with friends, make sure you know what they’re doing and where they’re going. It’s also a good time to remind them about stranger danger, especially if they’re going out and about in the county.


We look forward to seeing you in the villages and have a great summer holiday!!!!

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