Wiltshire & Swindon's new Safety Centre
The new Safety Centre was originally planned to be located in the north of Wiltshire at Wroughton Airfield.
However recent developments have meant that a new site will now need to be found and plans to open in 2018 will be delayed.
The site will offer a full size indoor village with RoadWise (an outside road network).
The interactive life-sized environments will help people spot the potential for danger, learn about risk and consequence and how to take responsibility for their actions – all in a safe and controlled environment.
The Safety Centre will attract visitors of all ages, although target groups for school age children will be Year 5s and Years 9s. Children will be able to experience a range of scenarios that will enhance safety education in PSHE.
Presentations to school staff have been made at Wiltshire Healthy Schools events during 2016 and 2017, where teachers have been consulted on the offer of the Safety Centre and key content.
The project is currently on schedule to open for 1/2 and full day school visits in September 2018, following testing of the scenarios by schools from June.