Card with Charlie Crow says stay out of quarries on front and spot the hazards competition on back. Also gives link to website of children’s radio where other resources are available and virtual quarry
The 15-minute Play Safe DVD
caters for young children and features ex-Blue
Peter presenter Katy Hill as your guide to the dangers of
playing in quarries and marine wharves. The perfect complement
to the resource pack above, the MPA strongly recommends using
the two together.
Two short colourful leaflets encouraging children to identify the quarry dangers through activity. The leaflets include a wordsearch and spot-the-danger picture. Suggestions for further activities also included. Sand and gravel or hard rock versions of the leafet are available.
The pack contains five activity cards,
two aimed at Key Stage 2 and two at Key Stage 3, plus a
resource on decision making and peer pressure.
The activities are designed to support a number of National
Curriculum subjects, including:
Each activity can be carried out in a normal length lesson
- but can be expanded if more time is available. Some ideas
for extension work are given.
Each activity is self-contained. All are designed to be
carried out as group work, although Key stage 2 activities
can also be handled individually. Whatever the case, it
is important for pupils to have the opportunity to discuss
their feelings and ideas.
An A2 sized wall chart featuring a look
around the quarry, a guide to their importance and a reminder
that playing safely means keeping away!
“Quarries are safe places for the people who work there but
they are not good places for people of my age to hang out. Anything
the Mineral Products Association can do to get the message across
has got to be good”