Children to take part in 18th Junior Citizen Week event

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School children from the Horsham district will be taking part in Junior Citizen Week during March as the event celebrates its eighteenth year.

Junior Citizen Week will take place from Friday March 22 to Thursday March 28 2013 at the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham and over 800 children are expected to attend during the week.

The event, which is organised by Horsham District Council, uses fun settings to teach children aged eight to ten important life skills and the importance of being good citizens.

Some of the skills taught at the event include: what actions to take in an emergency, how to minimise risk of injury and how to limit the transfer of illness or infection.

Children from 27 schools in the district will be attending the event to learn from a variety of organisations, including Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Sussex Safer Roads, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Neighbourhood Watch and Horsham District Council.

Sue Rogers, Horsham District Council’s cabinet member for a safer and healthier district, said: “I am extremely glad that Junior Citizen remains in the calendar once again this year.

“The time and commitment which goes into organising the week from the many agencies which take part is testament to the importance of citizenship and I very much hope that this year’s event is as successful as those which have gone before it.”

To find out more about this year’s Junior Citizen Week, call Horsham District Council on 01403 215124 or email greg.charman@horsham.gov.uk