Grade one classrooms across nation receive Buddy System safety kits

    "Billy Brings his Buddies" - important tool for Canadian teachers

    WINNIPEG, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - With approximately 11,500 grade one schools in
Canada, there are over 300,000 students making their way to and from school
and community activities for the first time this fall. That's why the Canadian
Centre for Child Protection, in partnership with Honeywell, has distributed
Buddy System safety kits to every grade one classroom in Canada this week.
    The safety kit, also available in French (as Martin ne sort pas seul),
includes a lesson plan for teachers, an interactive and animated online
storybook, a practice activity for children, and take-home information for
families to review and complete. The engaging program, specifically designed
to teach safety skills to early learners, has been very effective in the many
schools that have implemented it.
    The kits will be arriving in all Canadian grade one classrooms the week
of September 29. Schools that do not received the kit can contact the Canadian
Centre for Child Protection at 1-800-532-9135 for a free copy of the kit. For
more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Erin Madden, Canadian Centre for Child
Protection, (204) 945-5735; Natalie Pastuszak, Honeywell Canada, (905)

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