Safety Town wraps up final week this summer; 37-year tradition in Ann Arbor is as popular as ever

Photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News

As one of Rec & Ed’s most popular summer educational programs draws to a close today, another 800 AAPS children have become proud Safety Town graduates.


And that means a lot of Ann Arbor area parents are most likely learning a thing or two about safety issues from their enthusiastic five-year-olds, as well.

Before parents visited classrooms,  AAPD Community Engagement Sergeant Tom Hickey talked to parents about the importance of talking to their children about a variety of safety issues. Photos by Jo Mathis.

Held at Dicken Elementary, the program is held in four one-week sessions of half days. Children entering kindergarten and Young 5’s, as well as some who’ve completed kindergarten learn safety awareness in a fun and entertaining way.


Guest speakers include police officers, firefighters, water safety specialists and “Buster the Bus,” AAPS’ own talking school bus.


See the slideshow here from the last day of 2016:

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