(Photo: Peel Regional Police)
Attention, elementary teachers: Booking a trip to the Peel Children’s Safety Village is now a breeze.
A mobile friendly website was launched by police Wednesday.
The Safety Village – a facility where children can practice what they’ve learned at school and home – aims to reduce the alarming rate of preventable traffic accidents, which is the leading cause of death for children nine and under, according to cops.
The site schools teachers and parents on the programs offered, upcoming events and provides safety tips.
Trip for these programs can be booked online:
- Grade 1: Community Helpers/911
- Grade 2: Personal/Pedestrian Safety
- Grade 3: Personal/Bicycle Safety
- Grade 5: Youth Cyber Safety Academy *NEW*
Hit the yellow button, and available dates are displayed. Confirmation will be e-mailed.
Contact Jennifer Robertson at 905-453-2121 x 4071 for information about the new website.
- The Peel Children’s Safety Village project was founded in June 1990.
- The site’s official ground-breaking was held in the summer of 1992.
- Despite costing $1.1 million, the Safety Village was out of debt one year after its construction.
- The Safety Village’s grand opening was held in the summer of 1994, with the first official classes beginning in September 1994.
(Source: Peel Regional Police)