Junior Citizen Event
Year 6 go to Epsom Downs
On Wednesday the 8th of March, Year 6 jumped onto a coach and zoomed off to Epsom Downs Racecourse and the impressive Queen’s Grandstand. There we were met by very kind volunteers from The Ambulance Service, The RNLI, Surrey County Council, The Electricity Board and the School Nurses.
These groups delivered fascinating talks about water safety, electricity safety, understanding drugs and alcohol and how to do CPR while singing a song (baby shark recommended, although you will not be able to get it out of your head for the rest of the day!). We learnt how much sugar is in energy drinks and foods that seem healthy but actually contain scary amounts of free sugars and are really not very good for you.
We broke into 4 groups and switched after a 15 - 20 minute session with each group of experts.
Thank you so much to all the people who presented to us and for teaching Y6 what is right and wrong and how to make great choices in our future secondary schools. We would also like to that the Staff at Epsom Racecourse for hosting us. It was a great trip.
By Alex H-F and Daniel M