Launch of 'Blue Light Hub' gaming app from the Welsh Ambulance Service
We know from our engagement that a child’s experience of the NHS in an emergency setting can be distressing, so familiarisation is key.
As the pandemic continues and face-to-face engagement at schools and community settings for us at the Welsh Ambulance Service are put on hold, we wanted to ensure that important information was still being shared with our next generation of callers whilst seizing new innovative opportunities and influence positive behaviours. Today we are delighted to announce the launch of our new bilingual gaming app Blue Light Hub to help children & young people understand what to do in an emergency in a fun and engaging way.
Aimed predominately at 7-12 year olds, the Trust’s Blue Light Hub app which boasts four games, teach users about what happens when they call 999, the appropriate use of 999, how ambulance resources are dispatched and managed and the different uniforms they might encounter on their NHS journey. The lightly challenging games allows the player to become familiar with appearances, and take on various roles and challenges carried out by the emergency services. By rewarding players for their efforts with points, level badges, game unlocks, and the ability to accessorise their own avatar, the player is encouraged to return to the hub frequently, developing a familiarity with the theme, further encouraging them to make better choices about how to treat the emergency services, and what to do in difficult situations.
You can download the Blue Light Hub app for free on the apple app store for iOS, and on Google Play from a Google Android device by searching for either Blue Light Hub or Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.
Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
The Summer with Haverfordwest Leisure Centre
We have been away for a while but we are back with some summer activities.
Check out the web page for our timetable of summer fun.
You can book online or use our app.
We hope we will see you soon,
The team at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre
Comic Relief - Friday 19th March 2021
We don't need Red Noses this year - come to school wearing Red if you wish and ready with a joke!
Please visit the website https://www.comicrelief.com/press-releases/red-nose-day-launches-free-virtual-challenge-to-bring-family-fun-this-half-term/ to find out more about Comic Relief Family Fun and how to donate towards this year's fundraising.
Please follow the link for advice on how to protect your child on line -
Change to school menu for the week of 7th December only
Meatballs, pasta, tomato sauce, peas
Veggieballs, pasta, tomato sauce, peas
Chicken wrap, chips, coleslaw
Vegetable goujon wrap, chips, coleslaw
Fruit jelly & mousse
Sausage, mash, beans
Veggie sausage, mash, beans
Lemon drizzle muffin
Fishfingers, chips, sweetcorn
Jacket potato, cheese/beans
Fruit & yogurt
Chocolate coated ice cream tree
Important information regarding TikTok
It has come to our attention via the BBC News that there is some extremely disturbing and upsetting footage currently being streamed on social media outlets that children may have downloaded to their mobile devices. Whilst we are mindful of bringing attention to it, we know that many pupils use social media channels such as TikTok and there maybe no warning to the video appearing on a feed. We just wanted to let parents and carers know so that appropriate precautions could be put in place. Advice such as not viewing TikTok videos or deleting the App for 72 hours has been suggested while the App creators ensure the video is deleted and removed.
We would also remind parents that it is extremely important they are aware of all the Apps their children are using on mobile devices as all Apps are vulnerable to misuse by adults and can be used in this way.
Follow link for BBC coverage https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54069650
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real PE at home – FREE resource for schools and families
real PE at home is a FREE resource, including an online programme, which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme for children in Early Years and Foundation Phase with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun activity and learning. For children in Key Stage 2, there are carefully selected personal best challenges, skills and games designed for the home and garden.
Both programmes are fully supported with intuitive, daily and weekly guidance in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities. Even more video, audio, imagery and interactive elements content will be added over the next couple of weeks too. All schools can sign up to real PE at home for FREE during school closures. To sign up for FREE, simply complete the form here.
National School Categorisation System
A guide for parents and carers
Please follow the link to view this document http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/180130-nscs-parents-and-carers-guide-en.pdf