Hackney kids learn how to be good citizens

Over 1500 children from Hackney schools have taken part in a scheme to learn more about being safe and responsible citizens, to help them to become more independent as they prepare for the transition to secondary school.

Over the last few months the 10 and 11-year old students have participated in interactive sessions with staff and VIPs from London Transport Museum, London Ambulance, the Dogs Trust, London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police at Hackney Museum.

Activities included safer travelling by bus and Underground and now to get on and off a tube train safely as well as first aid and what to do and who to contact in case of an emergency.

The scheme is coordinated and run by London Transport Museum and was hosted by the council-run Hackney Museum in Reading Lane.