The Ipswich Fire Department teams up with the Ipswich Recreation Department to bring you the Ipswich Foam Frolic! Kids are invited to come for a brief safety talk, and will be able to see the pumper that will create a large foam area for kids to play in! Sneakers or water shoes are required for safety reasons and small children should wear goggles to keep foam out of their eyes.
Manchester Bike and Pedestrian Committee together with Manchester-Essex Rotary Club are sponsoring a bike safety rodeo! Kids ages 5-14 are encouraged to bring their bikes for a bike and helmet safety check. This event will focus on safety tips and training, with an obstacle course and bike handling skills instruction. Snacks will be provided. Sign up via email, or on the day of the event!
The US Coast Guard and the Ipswich Harbor Master have teamed up to bring the residents of Ipswich a boating safety course that will provide a great foundation for a Summer of fun on the water! Kids ages 12-15 who operate boats and teens 16-17 who operate personal water craft will fulfill their Massachusetts Boater Education requirement in this course. Attendees will learn about safe navigation, communication skills, weather information, personal water safety and how to handle an emergency situation on the water.
About Boating Safety | If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out this in classroom training. If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out this in classroom training.This boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a youth boat license or safety certification. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely. This is a 1 day [8 hour] essential boating safety training open to kids ages 12 and up, as well as adults. Lunch is provided.
The Ipswich Fire Department, Police Department, and Action Ambulance will be hosting a carseat checkpoint at fire headquarters. Come on in and get your car seat checked to see if it's properly installed and if you need a new one we have those as well thanks to a Grant provided to us From Institution For Savings. We will also have emergency vehicles here for the kids to be able to walk around and look at.
For the week of March 28 - April 1, Beverly High School, in partnership with Arbella Insurance, will be hosting a safe driving event, DISTRACTOLOGY. Teens will get a firsthand experience of how distractions interfere with their ability to react on the road, see hidden hazards and avoid accidents while safely behind the wheel of a driving simulator. It’s real. It’s useful. And it’s memorable. There's availability for students from Beverly to participate during after school hours. Hosted by Appleby & Wyman Insurance Agency of Beverly
For the week of March 21-25, Gloucester High School, in partnership with Arbella Insurance, will be hosting a safe driving event, DISTRACTOLOGY. Teens will get a firsthand experience of how distractions interfere with their ability to react on the road, see hidden hazards and avoid accidents while safely behind the wheel of a driving simulator. It’s real. It’s useful. And it’s memorable. There's availability for students from the Cape Ann area to participate during after school hours. Hosted by Eastern Insurance.
All children are welcome at Big Mike's Bikes first annual Kids' Bicycle Safety Day at O'Maley Innovation School in Gloucester! We will have an obstacle course that teaches hand signals and rules of the road, a free bicycle safety check, and great prizes like new helmets and bike lights! We will be in the parking lot between the ice rink and skate park. Bring the whole family!
Ipswich Recreation has a great lineup of activities and fun for February Vacation to keep your kids entertained and active with February Fun-o-rama! Boys and girls in grades 1-5 are invited to join in with their friends at the Winthrop Elementary School gymnasium, playground and theater! There will be basketball, floor hockey, soccer, whiffleball, Shipwreck, Capture the Flag, board games dance contests and more!
Join Greg Page from Merrimack Analysis Group on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm in our Program Room for this engaging, interactive presentation on recent research findings about teens' Internet behavior. It will discuss recent trends in four major areas: Cyberbullying, sexting/sextortion, digital footprint risk, and online academic dishonesty. This talk will reference the latest technology trends, as well as recent, specific examples mentioned in the national news media.
Tuesday, February 19
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