Region: South West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Tuffley Lane, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL4 0AS

Contact: 014 528 34150

Website: http://skillzone.glosfire.gov.uk

Description

Imagine a life-size village with shops, a playground, traffic lights and an internet café all under one roof. A place where you can learn about staying safe in the most exciting ways.

Divided into 16 zones we teach young people essential life skills and let them make decisions about safety – whether that’s wearing a seatbelt or how to escape a house fire – all in an interactive and engaging way.


Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

We are the newest safety centre in the country. Pupils will be bombarded with realistic sounds, sights and smells as they learn how to recognize dangerous situations and stay safe in our life-size village.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

A two hour session at our centre begins with a quiz then our volunteers lead you on an exciting and informative tour. Your group will choose nine scenarios, although all groups will cover road safety, fire safety and hazards in the home. Spending about 10 minutes in each you will receive hands-on learning.


Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

Our promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWHl-QxPaGk


Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

http://www.twitter.com/glosskillzone  

http://www.facebook.com/GlosSkillZONE

What size groups do they cater for?

A maximum of 50 per group

 

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?


Our centre is particularly useful to Year 5 and 6 pupils as it fits with their PSHE curriculum but we cater for all ages. Some resources are available here:

http://skillzone.glosfire.gov.uk/teachers/    


Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Yes, no restrictions.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We provide risk assessments.


What does it cost?

£5 per child.

Is specific clothing required?

No.

Do you have first aid on site?

Yes, all our volunteers are trained in first aid.


What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

We don’t sell food here but there is space for children to eat a packed lunch if arranged.

 

Are there disabled facilities?

We are equipped for disabled children including carpark, access and lift in our house.

What are your opening days and hours?

We run two sessions per day. Monday to Friday. Mornings 10am – 12pm and afternoons 1pm -3pm.


Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?


Daina Kelly, Queen Margaret Primary School Teacher said; “I wish we could have stayed longer. It is a definite ‘must’ to come again as I think all children will benefit from a visit.”


Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

Our website for more info: http://www.skillzone.glosfire.gov.uk


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Personal Development-Mentoring Safety Awareness SEN Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Drama English Environmental Studies Geography ICT Leisure & Tourism PSHE Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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