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Educational Presentation to Year 5 and 6 Students by Cheshire East Trading Standards

Cheshire East Councils Trading Standards are currently offering an educational presentation to Year 5 and 6 students on the topics of Doorstep Crime and Consumer Education. The department is also able to provide an educational website to help raise awareness of ‘safety at the door’ to prevent doorstep crime and bogus callers.

The campaign is aimed at Primary School Children (target group Year 5 and 6) within Cheshire East who can then pass on their education and knowledge to others including parents, grandparents, carers and elderly neighbours.

This website has been developed to provide resources for children, parents and teachers to learn about doorstep safety together. The lesson plan and activities were originally designed for use with Year 5 and 6 primary school children.

Consumer rights, advice and education are also a vitally important issue for everyone everyday. The campaign also includes education directed at Year 5 and 6 students as they become aware of making purchases of not only goods and services, either within a retail premise or the internet and how the rules and regulations apply and what to do if things go wrong.

As part of the campaign we will:

  • If required, conduct an initial meeting with the school to discuss the needs of the students in relation to the above topics.
  • Two officers will then attend the school at a mutually convenient time:
  • One officer will undertake a 55 minute lesson on doorstep crime and bogus callers at the door using the interactive ‘knock knock who’s there website’ aimed for Year 5 and 6 students.
  • Another officer will then undertake a 30 minute presentation on consumer rights when purchasing goods and services aimed for Year 5 and 6 students.
  • Following the lessons the students at leisure can design/draw/paint a landscape A4 poster showing a message learnt from either the doorstep crime or consumer rights presentation. These posters can then submitted to our department (name of student and school details on the reverse) before the end of June that year whereby they will be judged by other members of our department and councillors at the beginning of July.
  • 12 winning entries and 24 runners up will be selected and then placed onto a calendar for the following year.
  • Each student who enters will receive a calendar before the Christmas break with the intention for the pupils to pass the calendars to an elderly resident or relative as a Christmas present. We will also provide each class who participates in the competition with a calendar.

The education fits within Key Stage 2 of the curriculum, in particular with the Citizenship / Personal, Social and Health / Art and ICT subjects.

If you are interested in your school becoming involved with this project in the future please contact the Trading Standards Team on 01270 685900.

For more information on the scheme visit the Knock Knock Who's There website.