Safety in focus at New Lambton
Twice every year the children at Goodstart New Lambton receive a visit from their local martial arts centre to learn about stranger danger and what they should do if they find themselves in a dangerous situation.
Centre director, Lauren West said the most recent visit was part of a broader learning module about stranger danger.
“We have discussed stranger danger with the children throughout our programs and recently supported Day for Daniel at the centre,” said Ms West.
“We have also engaged in many learning experiences regarding emergency services and their role within our community over the last six months including a visit from the fire station, an excursion to the Westpac helicopter, and visits to the local library and schools. All of these activities help the children to become more aware of the support people around us,” she said.
The children enjoyed the martial arts experience, with student Sienna saying her favourite part was when they “talked about keeping safe”, and student Mia particularly enjoying “practicing a high kick!”
The children are now looking for ways to help their community, the way that Pollet’s Martial Arts helped them.
“The children have been talking about ways they would like to help others in the community, and we have been talking with Ronald McDonald House at John Hunter Hospital about making the families who stay at the house some Christmas craft to hang in the foyer of the house,” said Ms West.
“The children are too unwell for us to visit them at the moment, so a spokesperson from the house will visit the centre and pick up the cards,” she said.