Registration open for kid’s Safety Town, volunteers needed

Children learn about safety during a session of Safety Town, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of the St. George Leisure Services, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Safety Town, a St. George staple for three decades, kicks off its 2015 session for children entering kindergarten or first grade during the 2015-16 school year. The five-day program will run June 1-5 and will take place at Heritage Elementary School, 747 E. Riverside Drive in St. George.

Children learn about safety during a session of Safety Town, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of the St. George Leisure Services, St. George News
Children learn about safety during a session of Safety Town, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of the St. George Leisure Services, St. George News

Featuring classes led by St. George Police and firemen, Eddie Eagle, The Glitchbusters, lifeguards from the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center and a visit from Smokey the Bear, this award-winning program is designed to teach enduring lessons on how to stay safe in a changing world.

There will be lessons on internet safety, anti-bullying, school bus safety, drug dangers and a stranger safety day, Brianna Rosia with St. George Leisure services, said.

On stranger safety day, children will learn self-defense which they will be able to practice on a law officer dressed in a safety suit.

“This is always the kids’ favorite day,” Rosia said.

Children who complete the program will have a graduation, complete with graduation caps, where they will perform a program recapping all they have learned, Rosia said.

According to the Safety Town Web page:

City of St. George Safety Town was created to teach important, life-long lessons about safety. This safety program is held each summer for children entering kindergarten or first grade in the upcoming fall school year.

There will be a morning and afternoon session. Session one will go from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and session two will go from noon to 2 p.m.

Registration is open until May 22 at 6 p.m. and can be completed online or in person at the St. George City Commons building, located at 220 N. 200 East in St. George.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers fill a vital role in Safety Town, and the City of St. George is looking for 7-12th graders who are willing to volunteer their time to help with this program.

To volunteer, visit the Safety Town Web page and fill out the volunteer form. All volunteers must be able to dedicate the full week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and attend a mandatory orientation on May 27.

Volunteers will receive community service hours for their time.

Event recap

  • What: Safety Town
  • When: June 1-5 | Session one: 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Session two: Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Heritage Elementary School, 747 E. Riverside Drive, St. George
  • Cost: $35
  • Registration: Online | In person: St. George City Commons Building, 220 N. 200 East, St. George
  • Additional information: Registration ends May 22 at 6 p.m., volunteers needed

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