Keeping our children safe
LOCHABER’S primary sevens gathered at the Nevis Centre last week, to take part in the annual Safe Highlander day.
The event, which was held on Thursday (June 8) promotes community safety and health and crime prevention for young people.
The majority of the schools’ P7 classes attended the event, where they had the chance to participate in practical exercises that showed them how to deal with everyday hazards, such as using the internet safely, road and fire safety.
Organisers of the event hoped that the children would leave with a better understanding of personal safety and how to avoid becoming victims of crimes. All major rescue services took part in the event, as well as High Life Highland and the council.
One member of staff at Spean Bridge Primary School said: ‘All of the P7 kids really enjoyed the event, they found it very beneficial and really worthwhile.’
Above, youngsters from Lochaber primary schools are taught about safety online and at home; and, right, police give a demonstration on being hit by a car at 30mph.