Harrogate students volunteer on Crucial Crew

22 March 2013

Harrogate High School students have helped with the smooth running of this year’s Crucial Crew at the Ripon Army Barracks.

Crucial Crew is an annual event which runs for just under two weeks where local primary schools from around the North Yorkshire region are invited to learn about safety and the well-being of others. This year roughly 2000 primary students took part in the Crucial Crew experience which is in its 22nd year.

Each day, three different students from Harrogate High have worked with the professionals from services such as fire, health, police, ambulance, law, care and retail acting as different parts in practical scenes and working with the primary school students.

Organiser of the event, Youth Officer Paul Stephenson said:

Like every other year, we have had Harrogate High Sixth Form student’s volunteering. They work in the talks adding realism by staging themselves as actors in practical sections. Without the added participation and role-play, it is just the presenter talking, but by having the students and all the help from Harrogate High it makes the whole project worthwhile.


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Head of Sixth Form, Rickie Wilson said:

We are extremely proud of all our Sixth Form volunteers; they are a credit to our school. They have thoroughly enjoyed the leadership experience, working with younger children in the community. Many of the Sixth Formers remember their positive experience of Crucial Crew as a primary school student and were excited by the opportunity to give something back.


Organiser of the event, Youth Officer Paul Stephenson
Organiser of the event, Youth Officer Paul Stephenson

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