Pupils take part in Safe Angus events

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Almost 500 pupils have been learning how to respond to a variety of emergency situations at the latest programme run by Angus Council and its partners.

The Safe Angus child safety project, at the Jock Neish Scouting Centre at Tannadice, has welcomed 10 and 11-year-olds from across the county over recent days to learn how to deal with everyday dangers that can present themselves.

Pupils were coached through a series of real-life scenarios by the council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fore and Rescue and other community planning partners. Topics and trials covered included a house fire, water hazards, road and rail safety, first aid, safety at home, internet safety and countryside awareness.

Safe Angus is held twice a year and is open to all Angus primary six pupils and its aims include the reduction of fire, road and home accidents

Other aims include improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Angus and contributing locally to national priorities surrounding areas such as crime and disorder, youth crime, social inclusion, active citizenship, volunteering and community planning.

It has been running for 15 years, with around 20,000 children benefitting from advice and information.