„Bezpečná Komunita“- Safe Community
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In April 2005, the primary school Zachar Kroměřiž in the Czech Republic was announced International Safe School. The programme "International Safe Schools" is a part of larger movement the World Health Organisation "Safe Community" movement, formally started in 1989 and located at the WHO Centre Community Safety Promotion in Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
In order to join International Safe Schools, school has to fulfil 15 criteria.
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The program is based on partnership and collaborations, governed by a group of teachers, pupils, technical staff and parents that is responsible for safety promotion in their school; the group should be chaired by a School Board representative, with the Headmaster as a co-chair; Long-term, sustainable, operational school programs covering both genders and all ages, environments, and situations.Programs that target high-risk groups and environments, and programs that promote safety for vulnerable groups.
The programme Safe Community encompasses: Competitions for children regarding safe home, safe school, safe way to school, safety in Kroměříž (the city where this school is), sport and free time (artworks)The Olympiad “Safe Ride”: skills on bike and scooter, rules of safe traffic, first aid, threats on playgrounds.First aid – competition for young health care workersCooperation of school teams with blind childrenSchool trips to the vicinity of school in order to indicate children potential threats


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The results of this program were:
  • Children became more active
  • Children cooperated better when some problems arose
  • The number of severe injuries decreased
  • Children learned to recognise things, which cause injuries
  • Children learned safe behaviour
  • Children learned first aid

Contact information:

ZŠ Zachar Kroměříž

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