Crucial Crew Interactive
The idea to develop an interactive safety game for children came out of Crucial Crew - a series of workshops held all over the UK for schoolchildren aged 8-11. It may well have a different name in your area, such as Junior Citizen or Citizenship Courses. At these workshops the children are presented with various dangerous or challenging situations - such as a road accident or a gas leak - and they engage in roleplay exercises in how to deal with these situations.
The Crucial Crew workshops are often followed up in schools, where important safety messages are reinforced. Crucial Crew Interactive is a computer-based version of the real workshops, where children navigate through a game-like environment, where they are presented with a series of choices. If they pick the wrong choice they might be blown up, or locked up - if they get it right they move on to the next stage of the safety game.
Crucial Crew Interactive is above all designed to be a fun way for children to learn life-saving safety messages. The interactive safety game includes health, police, public emergency, electricity, fire, seaside and bus travel safety, and there's also an interactive quiz. In addition to the interactive e-learning game the section Teaching Resources provides resources for teachers and parents. These teaching resources are downloadable and can be printed out and used in class.