Other Safety Issues

How aware are you?

A test of knowledge

It will give us an indication of how well we take in what is around us. Answer all the questions by looking at the screen and not at your watch! - yes the questions all relate to the watch or your wrist!

 

This will give us an indication of how well we take in what is around us.

Answer all the questions by looking at the screen and not at your watch! - yes the questions all relate to the watch or your wrist!

 

Do you have a watch?

How long have you had the watch that is on your wrist?

What colour is the face of your watch?

Are the numbers 123 or I II III ( arabic or roman numerals?)

What colour is the strap?

Is there a different marking on the face to indicate the numbers 12, 3, 6, 9?

Sometime there is a make or marking just under the 12 at the top - what does yours say?

 

How are you getting along? How well do you know your watch?

 

Now take a look at the face of your watch, carefully and slowly.

 

Did you get the answers right?

 

Now look away and only at the screen again.

 

Last question.

 

What time did your watch say?

 

Most people don't know - they will be kicking themselves. They were so busy thinking about all the above questions and seeing if they got them right that they forgot to look at the time!

 

This is what we do as we walk around the streets - we are often unaware of what is going on around us

 

A simple game to play at home or school is to spend 5 minutes at the beginning of the day or after break or in the car, describing what you have seen around you that day. Differences in layout - a building may have been knocked down or put up - or in people - someone may have had their hair cut, or, someone different may have collected a friend from school. Even the colour or style of the clothes worn by staff at school may have changed; you have taken a new route home, etc.. It may be a different smell or just a feeling that something is not as it usually is.

 

You will be surprised how easy it is for children and all of us to go through daily routine without noticing things around us. We get focused and blinkered to every day change. To stay safe it is important to recognise change and adapt. It is important to react to your own bodily senses too, are you feeling fear, excitement, worry or do you feel nervous. It is then important to get into the habit of communicating your senses, worries or joy about the day!

 

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