Pictured is a group of students and staff at what Safety Town will look like.
This summer Zionsville Community Schools Eagle Recreation and Enrichment will be offering Safety Town for 4-to-7-year-olds July 31 to Aug. 9 at Boone Meadow Elementary School for the first time ever.
This is a national safety education program for preschoolers and early elementary students. Volunteers were busy helping to construct the miniature buildings for the Safety Town city streets. Construction volunteers were Rebecca Visconti, Travis Berg, Karen Diaz, Keegen Love, Rick Oakley, Michael Oakley, Meghan Oakley, Morgan Drazer and Ben Sherman.
Children will learn about traffic safety, pedestrian safety, fire and water safety, stranger dangers, school bus safety, personal safety on playgrounds and in neighborhoods and safety about prescription medications.
"Children will participate in the child size city as drivers of tricycles,” said Julie Oakley, Safety Town director. “We will have a traffic light, stop signs, rail road crossing, pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, etc. The hands on safety practice will remain with them throughout their early childhood years. My own children participated in Safety Town years ago in Michigan and they still remember the lessons they were taught and the fun they had at Safety town.”
To register, go the Summer Day Camps link on Eagle Rec tab on the ZCS main website http://cms.zcs.k12.in.us/. Email Julie Oakley at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.