The short arm of the law...

Ryan Cum­mings and Eva Wolfs with an in­ter­ested on­looker at the Rochester Farm and Road Safety Expo.

Campaspe News - - FRONT PAGE - Photo: Luke He­mer

EMER­GENCY crews were on the scene last Tues­day at the Rochester Recre­ation Re­serve for the 20th an­nual Farm and Road Safety Expo.

It was a day of fun and learn­ing for school stu­dents from around the dis­trict who had the op­por­tu­nity to talk to po­lice, SES, paramedics and 23 other ex­hibitors who taught chil­dren all about safety.

“It went re­ally well and there was a lot of pos­i­tive feed­back,” Rochester Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Heather Wat­son said.

“Every ex­hibitor that at­tended said they were re­ally happy with the turnout.”

Heather said the expo is about teach­ing kids

‘ It went re­ally well ’

— Heather Wat­son

safe prac­tices to re­lay to their par­ents and put into ac­tion at home.

“We don’t have par­ents come along and so it’s about get­ting the kids to go home and ask mum or dad about their fire plan and other things,” Heather said.

“It’s an im­por­tant day and we al­ways get be­tween 700-1000 stu­dents each year. But we’d love to see more sec­ondary schools get­ting on board.

“Also, we get a wide cross-sec­tion of ex­hibitors but we’re al­ways look­ing for more.”

Asher and Harry Ras­mussen, Jas­mine Wat­son, Al­iza Beer, Tahlia Tay­lor, Char­lie Wat­son and Luke Birth­wis­tle.

Hay­den Wilkins and Oliver Ban­non learn river safety.

Noah Broucek.

Miles Guthrie es­capes a smoke sim­u­la­tor.

Scott An­gove from Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria with Mil­lie New­ton and Whyalla Fer­mor.

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