Safety Town, a realistic, child-size town designed to provide hands-on safety education for pre-school children, will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 to 12 and 13 to 17 at Howland Springs and Howland Glen Schools. Class times will extend to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and 17 for a graduation ceremony.
The program teaches children how to be safe at home, school and at play. Children are instructed on numerous aspects of how to keep themselves safe, including instruction as pedestrians, while riding the school bus, dealing with fires, how to call 911, the proper use of seat belts, pet safety, water safety, poison safety, pet safety, bike safety, dealing with strangers and gun safety.
Activities include riding on a school bus and riding through ''Safety Town'' while learning the rules of the road and pedestrian safety.
The 12-hour course introduces safety-awareness under the guidance of a teacher, firefighter, police officer and trained volunteers. Children will practice and experience
real-life situations meant to teach the difference between safe and unsafe. Children also will learn how to react safely when confronted with dangerous situations.
Registration has been ongoing through the month of July. There is no charge for Howland residents. Non-residents were asked to pay a fee of $30.