This toolkit engages children in a series of fun activities to help them identify and explain safety and health risks and hazards both at school and at home. It offers children the means to develop an understanding of their own responsibility in relation to risks and hazards and to evaluate different levels of risks.
- What is a hazard?
- Why should we prevent hazards for ourselves and others?
Scene – Assess the risks
- Discuss and define the hazards shown in the scenes and what sort of other hazards they are aware of. Encourage children to explain what they would do to prevent hazards and risks.
- Discuss how some risks are more dangerous than others by making a list of the risks in order of most severe consequences to less severe and ask the children which risks require the most urgent intervention. (See helpsheet).
- Produce a song, dance or short play to help people remember how to protect themselves and each other from dangers.
- Presentation/discussion on the variety of typical risks we may encounter based on a selection of Napo clips (road accidents, electricity, slips and trips, falls from height – e.g. stairs, chemicals, noise).
- Gold: I can explain at least three types of risk or hazard to myself and others. I can evaluate the level of risk and communicate clearly in an engaging way what action should be taken in each case.
- Silver: I can explain a risk and a hazard (for myself and for others) at home and in the classroom. I can identify what action to take for both of these and explain this clearly.
- Bronze: I can explain what a risk is and identify an action to take