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MPA offers a range of resources designed to be used with teenagers and younger children. They can be downloaded free of charge and some are available in hard copy. To find out more, please contact Elizabeth Clements.

MPA Resources for Primary Age Children

Sand and gravel quarry activity leaflet

Short colourful leaflet encouraging children to identify the dangers in a sand and gravel quarry through activity. The leaflets include a wordsearch and spot-the-danger picture. Suggestions for further activities also included. 

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Hard rock quarry activity leaflet

Short colourful leaflet encouraging children to identify the dangers in a hard rock quarry through activity. The leaflets include a wordsearch and spot-the-danger picture. Suggestions for further activities also included.

Download

Charlie Crow Card - Spot the Hazards

Card with Charlie Crow says 'stay safe, stay out of quarries' on front and spot the hazards competition on back.

  • Can you spot the dangers in this quarry?
  • Can you also spot the safe places to play that are outside the quarry?
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Charlie Crow Card - Warning Signs

Card with Charlie Crow and competition to identify quarry warning signs – answers on back.

Charlie Crow stickers are available free from David Yelland

Download

Virtual Quarry Safety Game

Identify the dangers to rescue the quarry trespassers.

Play

Fun Kids Radio

We have also teamed up with Fun Kids Radio, the national children's digital radio station in the United Kingdom (plus web and mobile) to broadcast daily quarry warning messages to its listeners and sponsor a competition. Visit the Fun Kids website for more information and Charlie Crow's quarry safety podcasts and videos, please share with friends and family.

MPA Resources for Teenagers and Adults

'Quarry Water is Stone Cold and Can Kill' Leaflet

Leaflet that explains cold water shock and other hazards in quarry lakes – graphic image of drowning teenager on front.

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'Quarry Water is Stone Cold and Can Kill' Poster

A quarry lake can look very inviting on a hot summer’s day but can be a killer. 8 people drowned in disused quarry lakes in 2018. This poster explains cold water shock and other hazards in quarry lakes – graphic image of drowning teenager on front.

 

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Teenage Stay Safe leaflet - 'LIVE LIFE - Don't become a statistic'

Key messages for teenagers based on Jay Harris and Ryan Walker who died in quarry accidents in 2009.

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Videos

  • Stay Safe...Stay Out of Quarries 2012 - Friends and Families of teenagers who lost their lives when they entered a quarry uninvited explain the impact of their deaths on their lives. 
  • Stay Safe...Stay Out of Quarries 2011 - The parents and friends of Jay Harris and Ryan Walked talk about the impact of their deaths and give their message to parents and other teenagers on the dangers of entering quarries uninvited. 
  • Danny's Story - Danny's mum, Lisa Skone, tells the heart-breaking story of her son's death in a quarry trespass accident. 
  • Why Quarry Lakes can be Killers - A video explaining the hazards of swimming in quarry lakes and how doing so can be potentially fatal. 

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