North Downs School in Brockham is among the first in Surrey to give their pupils the chance to complete the Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award. The school's 'Outdoor Explorers Club' have made use of the resources available on the web site to put together a series of Home Award lesson plans, with fun activities in each.
More than 20 children have been taking part and the programme and will be presented with certificates upon completion.
The Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award was developed to give young people in the UK the first opportunity to learn what to do in an emergency situation such as severe weather, a pandemic or long-term power cut.
As well as teaching them to protect themselves, the process makes them think about how to prepare their families and consider vulnerable people in their local communities.
Using the existing structure of uniformed youth organisations, young people can also be mobilised in a safe and manageable way to assist 999 services and local authorities in the recovery phase of any incident
There are three different awards, each aimed at different age groups:
A number of groups across Surrey, including cadets from the police and army are currently completing the Award or have committed to doing so in the near future. Are you part of a group who would like to join them? Find out more via the Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award website.