Working in partnership with other agencies, Eastbourne Police recently provided active support for Safety in Action week involving more than 800 pupils from schools across the town.
10-year-olds were encouraged to take part in several scenarios aimed at helping them gain and develop new skills as they become more independent.
These included personal safety, how to report a fire, dealing with a casualty and general awareness of dangers they might face as they grow up.
Schools liaison officer, PC Ted Anderson, said, "The week provided an opportunity for Year 6 pupils to learn new and vital skills to keep them and their friends safe.
"It was a real pleasure to see all the agencies coming together to offer their expertise, and it was clear the students enjoyed learning these new skills that hopefully they will remember for a long time after the event."
Co-ordinated by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Safety in Action week also involved police, ambulance, Eastbourne volunteer lifeguards, Southern Rail, East Sussex County Council and UK Power Networks.