Funding boost for Lifewise Centre

10.42 | 22 January 2010 |

Lifewise, the South Yorkshire life skills safety centre, has been awarded more than £30,000 in grant funding from the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership.

The money will be used to purchase equipment including two interactive safety car simulators, four sets of beer goggles and a number of mannequins to use across the road safety set.

Lifewise is a South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue initiative. Styled similarly to a TV set, it has a number of different scenes including a street scene with life size pelican crossing, a shop, railway, park, pub and house.

It provides an environment in which groups of people can act out particular situations in a realistic setting dealing with a variety of issues and problems.

Louisa Bennett, Lifewise development manager, said: “More than 15,000 Year Six pupils, along with a range of other people from across the county, visited Lifewise in 2009.

“The new equipment we will be able to purchase means we can make visitors’ experiences at Lifewise even more realistic and help improve their road safety awareness.”   

For more information about the Lifewise Centre ring 01709 366 083.



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