MORE than 1,000 young people are being given lessons to help keep them safe on the streets and in the home.
The police-run scheme covers 28 schools - including Brooksbank at Elland - from across Calderdale.
The police have teamed up with Calderdale Council, the fire service and the Metro public transport organisation to run a Safety For Life course.
Also involved will be the Health Promotion unit and Calderdale Council's road safety department.
The two-week course, which started today, runs at Maltings Brewery on Maltings Road, Wheatley, Halifax.
It will present groups of pupils aged 10 and 11 with a series of exciting scenarios that require quick thinking, common sense and safety knowledge.
Calderdale schools liaison officer Pc Janet West said: "The aim is for the children to spot the dangers and educate themselves into how to handle the situations they may find in the real world.
"We hope our input will make the youngsters think about situations they may find themselves in.
"We expect the situations will also make them think about how their actions affect other people."