Whitehills pupils win Safe Angus event

Pupils from Whitehills Primary School have been declared winners of this year's Safe Angus event and were presented with the trophy by Councillor Jeanette Gaul. Front row: Kara Matthew, Katie Gerrard, Sophie-Ann Robson, Jeanette Gaul, Keir Crighton, Lewis Young and Drew Webster. Back row: Sergeant Debbie Donkin, Watch Manager David McKenzie, Bob Myles (Community Safety Manager, Angus Council) and Yvonne Gellatly (Community Safety Team, Angus Council).

Pupils from Whitehills Primary School have been declared winners of this year's Safe Angus event and were presented with the trophy by Councillor Jeanette Gaul. Front row: Kara Matthew, Katie Gerrard, Sophie-Ann Robson, Jeanette Gaul, Keir Crighton, Lewis Young and Drew Webster. Back row: Sergeant Debbie Donkin, Watch Manager David McKenzie, Bob Myles (Community Safety Manager, Angus Council) and Yvonne Gellatly (Community Safety Team, Angus Council).

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Safety conscious pupils from Whitehills Primary School in Forfar have been declared winners of this year’s Safe Angus event.

The youngsters were among almost 1200 primary six pupils from across Angus who took part in a much-valued event that shows them how to respond to a variety of emergency situations 
and incidents.

Safe Angus is run twice a year by Angus Council, along with Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Tayside, HM Coastguard and 
RHET Angus.

Based at the Jock Neish Centre at Tannadice, emergency and safety topics covered by this year’s programme of events included a house fire, water hazards, road and rail safety, first aid, safety at home, internet safety, no smoking and countryside awareness.

Young participants were also set a quiz to check how much they had learned. Whitehills pupils came top of the class this year.

The aims of Safe Angus are to reduce fire, road and home accidents, as well as improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Angus.

Through the life lessons it provides, the event contributes to local and national priorities in areas such as crime and disorder, youth crime, social inclusion, active citizenship, volunteering and community planning.

In the 15 years since it began, Safe Angus has reached around 20,000 children with its valuable advice 
and information.