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What is the Kids' Safety Village?
Who We Are
Where to Find Us



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Kids' Safety Village Booking Information for 2012-2013 school year. There is NO COST at this time for Village programs. The school is responsible for booking and paying for transportation to and from the Village.
The programs are available for Durham Region students in Grades 1, 3 and 5. Split grade classes should be registered separately, with only the appropriate grade booking for their program.

Grade 1: Personal Safety and 911. The students will receive instruction on personal safety, 911 along with a hands-on 911 call, and a scavenger hunt, all in 90 minute classes.
Program runs September to December.

Grade 2: Vehicle and pedestrian safety. The program consists of an in-class session, providing an overview of traffic safety rules, rules of the road and pedestrian safety, and an outside session where the children will have the opportunity to drive the toy jeeps. They will also walk around the Village doing scavenger hunts and practicing their pedestrian safety rules. All within the 90-minute class.
Program runs from September to November.


Grade 3: Bicycle and Helmet Safety. Students will learn the rules of the road for cyclists and how to properly wear their helmets. Outside the students will get the opportunity to put what they have learned to practice as well as completing a scavenger hunt or two in a 90 minute time frame!
Program runs April to June.

Grade 5 Graffiti Education. Students will learn that graffiti is more than what meets the eye! Students will be given a history lesson on graffiti's origins, what it has become today and the laws affecting graffiti. By the end of the 90-minute program, students will have a new understanding and respect for doing graffiti legally and having a fun hands on experience!
Program runs January to March.

In order maximize the mumber of students who can attend the program, our scheduled start times are as follows:
9am, 10:45am and 1:10pm.

This year we have started a new online booking program. Please read the directions carefully and if you have any questions regarding your booking please contact:

How to contact us:
Email: safetyvillage@drps.ca
Fax 905-668-5697

More information is accessible at www.drps.ca Booking forms are now available in PDF format on the website.

If more information is needed please email safetyvillage@drps.ca. Booking requests left on voicemail will not be accepted.

Constable Astrid Morse
Co-ordinator/Officer in Charge
Kids' Safety Village
1129 Athol Street, Whitby



What is the Kids' Safety Village?

The Kids Safety Village of Durham Region is a kid-sized version of a real town located on the grounds of the Sir William Stephenson Public School in Whitby. Set on 1.2 acres, the village features small buildings, detailed roadways, traffic lights and road signs, an operational railway crossing, battery cars, bicycles and a classroom.

Here, children learn about road safety as a pedestrian and a cyclist in a controlled, supervised environment. Since 1995, the realistic setting has allowed thousands of children in Durham to test their safety skills in a fun, learning environment.

The Kids' Safety Village is truly a community project dedicated to building a safer future for children. The village was constructed with donations of cash, services and materials from local businesses, citizens and service clubs
  • Over 12,500 students visit the Village each year.
  • Each course includes safety-related instruction on topics such as fire, rail, bus and hydro safety, as well as information on safe strangers and the use of 911.

    Who We Are:

    A police officer staffs the Village, coordinating safety lessons and teaching children about road and bicycle safety. Volunteers are utilized for a variety of assignments, including display assistants, safety advocates and office administration.

    Contact Information for Volunteers
    There are many opportunities for people to get involved in the Safety Village. It relies on co-operative education students, volunteers and donations to keep the programs running. To find out more about the village and ways you can help, please call us at (905) 579-1520 ext.4804. E-Mail safetyvillage@drps.ca

    Contact Information for Teachers
    Phone: 905-668-9893
    Fax: 905-668-5697
    Mail: 1129 Athol St., Whitby, ON L1N 4A6
    E-mail: safetyvillage@drps.ca

    Where to Find Us:

    We are located in Whitby at 1129 Athol Street.

    Come see us at our Annual Halloween Haunt on Saturday, October 26! Click here for more details!


    How to Book Your Class

    Click HERE to proceed with online booking.



    Sponsors

    The village is sponsored by local businesses, including Durham Regional Police, Tim Hortons, GO Transit, Dairy Queen, General Motors, Dupont Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, Lions Club, Insurance Brokers of Durham Region, Optimist Clubs, Ministry of Transportation, Rotary Clubs, CAA, Moose Lodge, Whitby Ministerial Association, Kinsmen Club, CP Rail, Town of Whitby, Region of Durham, the Home Builders Association, and Bell Canada.

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