A Caerphilly youth group has worked with officers from the Nxt Gen team to create a board game which shows the role of the emergency services in a fun and informative way.
The board game, created by the Youth Forum Project Group, will be distributed to primary schools, comprehensive schools and youth clubs, projects and groups across the borough.
It aims to educate young people on what to do in an emergency and raise awareness of emergency services phone numbers such as 101 and the 999-text service.
Chief Inspector Amanda Thomas, who attended the launch event said:
“Our Nxt Gen officers are committed to helping young people in Gwent.
“Through projects like this, we can build great links with young people, and highlight how the police and the community can work together and potentially inspire the next generation of police officers and staff, and other emergency service personnel.”
Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert said:
“I was extremely pleased to attend the launch of the game. The game is a very clever tool that will be used to educate children and young people about the different roles our emergency services play.
“I was pleased to see the young people engaged in the game, it has a wide range of questions about our emergency services that would also would also make some adults stop and think.
“Working in partnership is so important I would like to thank everyone who has helped to bring the game to life.”
Nxt Gen CSO Deke Williams, who led on the project said:
“The project has enabled us to deliver community safety advice in an engaging and fun way.
“Learners were encouraged to understand how emergency services, like the police, respond to incidents, the history behind them and how our day-to-day behaviour can impact those services.
“Throughout the project, the learners have managed every step of the process; from the initial research and game development through to the design and production of Siren board game and can now see their hard work rolled out in schools across Caerphilly.”