More than 250 local Year 5 children have engaged with the ‘Safety Rangers’ programme at Huddersfield Fire Station in recent weeks!

Delivered jointly by the Huddersfield Town Foundation, Yorkshire Children’s Centre and Thriving Kirklees, the initiative saw youngsters take part in a range of workshops.

On the first day of the programme, West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin visited staff and students to learn more about the initiative.

Town Foundation staff delivered sessions every weekday afternoon for two weeks on two key themes, exercise and nutrition. A total of eight schools took part.

The exercise sessions started with a dynamic warm up and stretches, before discussing the difference between aerobic and anaerobic activity and getting active.

Learning about the five different food groups and their benefits formed the basis of the nutrition sessions, with students also discussing the impact having a healthy diet can have on sports performance.

Each child that attended also received a goodie bag upon departure, including a Huddersfield Town woolly hat ahead of winter.

On the event Mark Farmer, CEO of Yorkshire Children’s Centre said:

“Safety Rangers is hugely popular with both children and teachers. We were delighted to be providing the face-to-face event again with partners including Huddersfield Town Foundation, supporting hundreds of pupils over the two weeks of activities.

“It is so important that children develop new skills and understand the potential dangers they face in their everyday lives – and this is a fun and interactive way to get that information across in a way they can enjoy and learn from easily.”

Other partners that helped facilitate the programme include Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust, Safer Kirklees, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

If you would like to learn more about Safety Rangers and how your school can take part, please CLICK HERE.

The Town Foundation is always looking to forge new partnerships with primary and secondary schools, as well as other local charities.

Should you be interested in discussing working together, please contact or 01484 468205. We look forward to hearing from you!