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Playing safe

Key stage 2 children can play the role of building site safety inspector on the website of SPLAAT (Safe Play At All Times). Building Site Safety, a study pack from Laing Homes and ROSPA, supplements the message with thought-provoking activities in literacy and ICT. Children can analyse and edit different texts: a letter of complaint to a site manager, a playscript featuring horseplay that goes tragically wrong, formal and journalistic reports. Linguistic awareness and self-preservation develop together. The pack is being distributed free to schools in the South East and Midlands. The pack is linked to the video Game Over,available from HSE Books, Tel: 01787 881165 www.hsebooks. co.uk The video is free for schools and pound;25 + vat for others. The game and the pack can be downloaded at www.splaat.com.

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