A SCHEME which teaches vital safety lessons to schoolchildren from across the Keighley district is marking a milestone.

The annual Stay Safe project is celebrating its 25th year – and its 11th with Keighley College as host.

The initiative brings together a range of organisations and agencies with the aim of teaching lifeskills to young people.

This year's venture, which runs from Monday, July 15, to Thursday, July 18, will involve 700 Year 6 pupils from 15 primary schools.

Partner agencies include Bradford Council's road safety team, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust school nurses, Stronger Communities and neighbourhood policing team officers, British Transport Police, First Aid4, Network Rail, Northern Powergrid, The Railway Children and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Dave Towers, from Keighley Work Safe Project, says: "During the 20 years I have organised this event, I've been able to adapt the scenario presentations to reflect the changing nature of children's safety in society."

Keighley College principal, Kevin O'Hare, said the campus was "delighted" to host the event.

He added: "The project gives schools an opportunity to see the facilities available here.

"Feedback shows that schools find Keighley College an attractive venue for a scheme of this nature."