Lifeskills volunteers receive awards

January 29 2020

Presentation of Bristol Blue Glass for completing over 100 sessions at Lifeskills: (from left to right) Roland Kitchen, chairman Kevern Jenkin and Jane Isaacs

Presentation of Bristol Blue Glass for completing over 100 sessions at Lifeskills:  (from left to right) Roland Kitchen, chairman Kevern Jenkin and Jane Isaacs

Lifeskills Safety Education Centre recently presented volunteer guides Jane Isaacs and Roland Kitchen with an award for completing over 100 sessions at the Centre.
Jane and Roland from Westbury-on-Trym, both joined Lifeskills five years ago and since then have taught over 800 school children aged 10 to 11 how to stay safe and live healthy lives.
Based in The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, Lifeskills is an interactive village - a huge film set with 19 different scenarios. Children visit with their classes and are taken round the centre in groups of four, accompanied by volunteer guides like Jane and Roland.
During their visit the children experience practising emergency 999 calls, discovering and reacting to a house fire, carrying out first aid and experiencing the consequences of trespassing on a railway line – all made  realistic with the use of light, sound and wind effects.
Manager Andy Townsend says: “We could not operate the centre without our dedicated team of volunteers. We know what we here do makes a difference and saves lives; one child helped his family escape a house fire, another prevented a gas explosion, and a boy knew how to make a 999 call to help his mother – all skills learnt at Lifeskills.”
Lifeskills urgently need more volunteers. They are running an hour long ‘taster session’ at the Centre on Wednesday 12 February at 10.30am so that people interested in becoming a volunteer can come and take a look before committing.
To book a place on a ‘taster session’ please call 0117 922 4511 or email sam@lifeskills-bristol.org.uk
For a 360 degree tour of the Centre (which doesn’t give away the surprises the children will encounter!) take a look at https://lifeskills-bristol.org.uk/about-the-centre/tour/.