Safety Street 2010

From 21st September to 23rd September, 2010 hundreds of Limerick teenagers walked down 'Safety Street - Ireland's first purpose built interactive centre where young people can experience various realistic scenarios in a safe enionment brought to life by volunteer actors and the Community Co-ordintators.

The scenarios included:

Each scenario was followed by discussions and Q&A sessions with representatives from Limerick City Council, the HSE and An Garda Siochana at the Aula Maxima, Limerick Institute of Technology.

The Safety Street Initiative was organised by the Community Co-ordinators to encourage teenagers to identify everday hazards and develop safe strategies to deal with potential emergencies, changing their behaviour to keep themselves and others safe.

"We have consulted with our partner agencies when developing the scenarios and held a focus group with local teenagers to get their feedback on the scenarios," explained Jenny Stone, Community Co-ordinator.

Mayor of Limerick, Maria Byrne said the Safety Street initiative "promotes the benefits oa taking a positive and active role within one's own community and it's a very clever and innovative project which appeals to teenagers and delivers key safety messages in a unique way".

Garda Inspector Luke Conlon, Head of Community Policing, Mayorstone Garda Station expressed "we hope that this project will increase personal safety awareness, encourage acctive citizenship and reduce the incidents of anti-social behaviour".

For more information on the 'Safety Street' Initiative please feel free to contact us.

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