Our Key Stage 3 pupils attended 3 separate trips to SafeSide in Birmingham. SafeSide is a state-of–the-art, scenario-based, experiential learning centre that provides an innovative, interactive and enjoyable learning experience that requires visitors to think and act safely.

It features a full size indoor street scene including road crossing, bus, train, canal, car, house, police station, court room, dark alleyway, food store and post office. Key issues of fire, road, water, travel and personal safety are covered along with input on vandalism, drugs and alcohol, consequences of crime, environmental responsibilities and what to do in an emergency.

The initial trip required the students to navigate their way around the German market in Birmingham city centre with the second outing having an emphasis on Travel Training. The second group were required to navigate their way back to school using public transport.

Both groups enjoyed the day, were challenged well and ultimately were a credit toy our school.