Posted on Oct 19, 2014
After amazing reports on the Warning Zone from other Rotary clubs we decided we must see what all the fuss was about. We were not disappointed!
It is very hard to explain exactly why The Warning Zone is so impressive without seeing it first hand but the purpose behind it is quite easy to understand. Thankfully they have a few visual aids including these videos on their website to help explain what they do.
Essentially the Warning Zone is there to teach children about the dangers in their every day lives that they may not be properly taught about at school or by their parents, including risks to their safety and the consequences of anti-social behaviour. This is usually carried out by school visits at around 10-11 years old when they could be most exposed to making difficult choices but also when the age of criminal responsibility begins. The centre is also used for specialist visits on occasion.
If you want to know more about why the Warning Zone is needed you can read about it here. If you know a school you think would benefit from a Warning Zone visit and have connections that could help this process, they often struggle to get their foot in the door and your help could make a big difference. Once a school makes a visit they usually go back year after year.
“Warning Zone is a brilliant learning centre. The children always have a great time and remember the zones for a very long time.”
JP, Cosby School
We’re very grateful for the time and hospitality we were shown on our tour of the Warning Zone and aim to support the charity in whatever way we can in the future including spreading the word.