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SkillZONE

Skillzone promotional imageImagine a life-size village with shops, a playground, a double decker bus, traffic lights, a train carriage and much more, all under one roof.  A place where your students can learn about staying safe in the most exciting ways. A place where lessons are never dull.

Welcome to Skillzone, Gloucestershire’s new safety village. Looking more like a film set than an education centre, the village creates a realistic environment to make learning about safety an engaging experience – at any age.

Divided into 16 zones, your students can take part in a range of scenarios and learn essential life skills in a safe environment. Whether it is in the home, in the car, or on the train, your pupils will learn how to recognise dangerous situations and how to stay safe.

Central to Skillzone is the Road Safety Zone, supported by the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership. In this zone, students from schools across the county learn how to stay safe on our counties urban and rural roads. Whether a passenger, driver, horse rider, cyclist or motorcycle rider, a visit to Skillzone will provide students with the skills they need to use our road networks safely.

The road safety element of your SkillZONE session may focus on:

  • Travelling by bus: knowing where your bus stop is, personal safety, driver distraction
  • Cycling: being seen, riding safely & looking properly, looking after your bike and yourself
  • Your car journey: getting in on the right side, driver distraction, seat belts and in car safety

Pedestrian safety : stop, look and listen, find a safe place to cross, distraction from music, phones and friends

Skillzone is a community asset for Gloucestershire, providing school children and community groups with a place to learn key life skills. Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership are thrilled to support such an exciting initiative.

You can find out more information on Skillzone by visiting skillzone.glosfire.gov.uk.

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