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PUBLISHED: 16:48 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:36 12 August 2010

PACEY: A Bromley player (in pink) tackles for the ball against Lewisham

PACEY: A Bromley player (in pink) tackles for the ball against Lewisham

A JUNIOR citizen scheme teaching children about personal safety and crime awareness took place in schools throughout last week. Bromley Police, Crimestoppers and other organisations, including the fire brigade, RNLI and Victim Support gave hundreds of c

A JUNIOR citizen scheme teaching children about personal safety and crime awareness took place in schools throughout last week.

Bromley Police, Crimestoppers and other organisations, including the fire brigade, RNLI and Victim Support gave hundreds of children information and practical advice on safety using interactive sessions.

Themes covered include mobile phone crime, graffiti, trading standards, dangers of electricity, safe travel on buses and trams, drugs and alcohol education, fire safety and first aid.

Helen Andrews, Bromley's Junior Citizens co-ordinator said: "Being able to create real-life, potentially dangerous scenarios in a safe environment is a great opportunity for the children to learn valuable life skills, without putting themselves in real danger."

Acting Chief Superintendent Matt Bell from Bromley Police said: "I am convinced that Junior Citizens improves behaviour, reduces crime and prepares young people for progression to responsible adulthood.


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