The KIDS Foundation and Safety ClubThe Kids Foundation was established in 1993 by former pre and primary school teacher, Susie O’Neill.
KIDS is an acronym for Kids In Dangerous Situations and their aim is to try to reduce the number of injuries in schools. Every day more than 5000 children are injured and 100 of those require hospitalisation. More children die from injury than from disease.
The Kids Foundation is a not-for-profit, health promotion charity. They are dedicated to reducing childhood injury and death by promoting injury prevention education.
Active nationally through schools, they deliver highly commended, interactive education programs and they provide resources to 7,500 schools.
One of the programs that the Kids Foundation delivers is the Safety Club (‘Work Safe for Kids Club’) The ‘Safety Club’ is a safety education program, delivered through primary schools. The aim of this program is to reduce injuries at school and to raise safety awareness within the whole school community.
Safety Club at GWSPS
The members often go on patrol in the school yard and identify safety hazards. They then take action by promoting a safety campaign that they feel is necessary at the time. The students who consistently adhere to the rule often get rewarded with house points or stickers.
The Safety Club also runs competitions across the school and the winning class receives an award such as a certificate.