AHN’s Safety Town, an educational program that was established over eight years ago, offers complete hands-on safety education for Academy’s Pre-K students. The goal of the day is to reduce accidental injuries of children in our community through on-going, safety-based learning.
Scaled down streets and traffic signals took over the Brady Center, as students learned to navigate the roads safely and moved between safety stations on their bikes.
Guests from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital spoke to the students about traffic safety and ensured that they always look both ways before crossing the road. With help from parent volunteers, the guests also set up stations covering germ prevention, medical care, and 9-1-1 call protocols.
A special visit from Tampa Fire Rescue helped the students review the stop drop and roll tips that they learned at their fire safety station, and even gave them the opportunity to see the inside of a fire truck! The firemen suited up in their gear to show the students that while they may seem scary in their gear, they are the first person to run to during a fire emergency.
Overall, Academy’s Safety Town provided a fun way for the pre-K students to come to a deeper understanding of how to keep themselves, and others, safe!
Thank you to all of our volunteers!