Keep­ing our chil­dren safe

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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