10/07/2003

Dangerous Substance Lesson for Schools

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has prepared a series
of lesson ideas for 4 to 16-year-olds in an attempt to make inroads into the
45,000 domestic accidents each year involving poisons and chemicals around the
home. It hopes that by raising schoolchildren's awareness of the threat from
dangerous substances it can prevent some of the poisonings and misuse of
chemicals.

Fittingly as European Week for Safety and Health at Work approaches, the
lessons link in with the Personal, Social and Health Education and citizenship
areas of the curriculum, part of RoSPA’s campaign to teach children to manage
risks and to transfer those skills to all areas of their lives. They provide
opportunities for individual study, group work, discussions and also to involve
school support staff, such as cleaners and caretakers.

Further information


AplusA-online.de - Source: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)