Pupils learn of every day dangers

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ANGUS youngsters are receiving hands on experience in dealing with emergencies at the Jock Neish Centre in The 10 and 11 year-olds are learning practical ways to deal with everyday dangers at the Safe Angus event, which is run by Angus Council, and supported by Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, and other community planning partners.

Over 700 youngsters are taking part in the event which runs until May 10.

Over the course of one day, pupils taking part are faced with real-life scenarios depicting emergency situations, such as a burning building.

They then assess the dangers and risks presented and learn how to deal with them in a safe setting.

Scenarios include a house fire, water hazards, road safety, railway safety, first aid, home safety, anti-smoking messages, countryside, internet safety and other risks at home.

An evaluation of the project has proven that children who have attended Safe Angus are 70 per cent more likely to retain safety messages learned there than those who had not attended.