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Safe school 2016 - 2017
Teacher job is very practical by its nature, but the activity builds upon deeper understanding. The expertise is shared - group work and social skills are needed. But we also found that there is a lack of other safety skills, such as first aid, traffic safety, and fire safety.
​Activities in the Safe School project:
-four comprehensive schools were audited with an audition model developed by the Helsinki Rescue Department.
-the audition discourses were taped and analyzed
-injury and near-miss cases monitoring system was carried out with the help of the web-based application called Green Cross
-safety survey for the pupils was established
-an intervention with the support from the third sector (Non-Governmental Organizations, later NGO´s) was conducted at the schools.
The main results:
-Safety is still based on personal relationships and ambitions rather than planned initiatives - a lot of it is put on headmaster´s shoulders
-Pupils tend to cause unpredictable risks through their natural innovation skills and curiosity. This sets new challenges for the design of schoolyards, as well as designing structures around the school.
-There are challenges in teaching the safety-related contents to pupils. Sustainable results are gained by sustainable teaching - one-time experience is not enough. 
 
The main results:
-Safety is still based on personal relationships and ambitions rather than planned initiatives - a lot of it is put on headmaster´s shoulders
-Pupils tend to cause unpredictable risks through their natural innovation skills and curiosity. This sets new challenges for the design of schoolyards, as well as designing structures around the school.
-There are challenges in teaching the safety-related contents to pupils. Sustainable results are gained by sustainable teaching - one-time experience is not enough.
 
 The project was carried out in collaboration with four schools related to teacher education in Turku, Rauma, Rovaniemi, Helsinki Viikki and Savonlinna, non-governmental safety organization in the area and regional safety authorities.
The project staff wants to express their gratitude to the Finnish Fire Protection Fund, to the NGO´s and to the schools involved with this project.
 
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