the workshops

Eleven specialist workshops are brought to the site. The children visit each workshop in turn and participate in a training activity about each particular topic.
This year's workshops are;

Antisocial behaviour (West Mercia Police)
Exploitation (West Mercia Police)
Road safety (West Mercia Police)
Fire safety (Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service)
Electrical safety (National Grid)
Resilience (National Health Service)
Farm safety (NFU Mutual)
Money Matters (HSBC)
Vaping (Shropshire Youth Service)
Alcohol awareness (Shropshire Youth Service)
Recycling (Veolia)

During their lunch break they will watch a presentation about bullying, put on by the Bridgnorth Endowed School drama group.
Children are with trained and vetted volunteer adults at all times.

the workshops can vary from year to yearaccording to the needs at the time.

Workshops are always topical, so they vary from year to year, with a mix of core and topical workshops. We ask the teachers attending to provide feedback on the effectiveness of the workshops’ presentation, and use this information to refine the workshops.

In 2023 the workshops were knife crime, intemet safety, fire in the home, electrical safety, resilience towards the future, farm safety, road safety, the environment, water safety, drugs awareness, alcohol awareness, bullying.

the venue- Bridgnorth Rugby Football Club

We are delighted that Bridgnorth RFC has offered their facilities in their magnificent brand new clubhouse, where most of our eleven workshops will be held indoors, in the dry and warm and away from any possible flooding.

the facilities are available to everyone

Bridgnorth RFC also offer their clubhouse facilities to outside parties- wedding receptions, conferences, parties- as well as running their own functions. The large clubhouse has a bar, kitchen and many tables, all beautifully laid out.

For more information see the Bridgnorth RFC website here.


Guides escort groups of 10-15 children around the workshops. Guides arrive at 9.00am for a briefing before the children start arriving at about 9.30am.

The workshops start at 10.10am after the children's welcome. Lunch is at 12.00pm to 1.00pm and during lunch guides may leave or stay in the area. The children leave at around 2.30pm. Guides may volunteer for as many days as they wish.

Although no volunteer will never be alone with any child, we follow all child safety procedures. All volunteers are known to us or have provided references.

If you are interested in volunteering in 2024 please get in touch.


Try our Safety Quiz! Click here to start.

Resources from our workshops will be available after the start of the Crucial Crew week.

Information for Schools


Early in the Spring Term schools will be invited to register to attend the Crucial Crew event in June. At this stage we would like to know how many year 6 pupils are likely to be attending, preferences for days of the week to attend. We aim to offer schools a choice of attendance days, but daily capacity is limited so early booking is advised. We aim to confirm all schools’ attendance days before the end of the Spring term. Whilst we will endeavour to accommodate requests to change days or pupil numbers we may not be able to do so due to capacity constraints.
  • Fees

    Schools are asked to contribute towards the cost of the event on a per capita basis.

  • transport

    Early in the Spring Term schools will be asked whether they would like Crucial Crew to arrange transport for pupils and staff. We will advise transport details or joining arrangements during the first half of the Summer Term.

  • Groupings

    Pupils attending are divided into groups and each group will contain pupils from several schools; please assign your pupils to the various groups prior to attendance and to let us know of any pupils who may have special requirements and which group they are in.

  • Feedback

    Schools’ feedback on the event and the workshops helps us to improve the training we offer, and staff attending the event are asked to provide a brief report on each workshop.


get in touch

Please contact us here for information about any aspect of Bridgnorth & South Shropshire Crucial Crew.