For the first time ever it will mean over 1000 primary school children in Wealden will be able to experience this important 'hands-on' learning event.
"Despite the current climate of austerity, what shines through is the community spirit shown by Herstmonceux Castle and the Bowles Outdoor Centre in allowing their premises to be used to stage these events without charge," said Councillor Johanna Howell, Cabinet member for Community and the Voluntary Sector. "And I am tremendously impressed that all the participating agencies are providing their services for free, ensuring that all the year six school children from primary schools in Wealden are able to take part.
"Every year the learning situations provided by Safety in Action equip these young people with the information and experience to prevent injuries and accidents in the future. The dedication of the organisations involved should lead to an even safer Wealden in the future."
The first week of Safety in Action will be held in grounds of Bowles Outdoor Centre, near Crowborough, from 11 - 15 June. The second week will be at Herstmonceux Castle from 25 - 29 June.
The children will be involved the following real-life scenarios which highlight various safety concerns:
Road safety and stranger danger - Sussex Police.
Dealing with a casualty - South East Coast Ambulance.
Reporting an arson attack - East Sussex Fire and Rescue.
Rucksack on the railway line - Southern Railway.
Electrical hazards - UK Power Networks.
Safety in the Countryside - Bowles Outdoor Centre.
Buying with safety - East Sussex County Council Trading Standards.
Water safety - Freedom Leisure.
Refreshments have kindly been donated by Sussex Police. The Crowborough company, Servomex, is sponsoring the road safety award. All children taking part will receive a participation certificate.