Safety trophy winners from Southmuir primary

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PUPILS at Southmuir Primary School know how to keep their heads in a crisis.

The team from Southmuir was one of a number from Angus schools who took part in last year’s Safe Angus event at the Jock Neish Centre in Tannadice.

The ten and eleven-year-olds were learning practical ways to deal with everyday dangers at the annual event which is supported by Angus Council, Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue and other community planning partners.

Over 1200 youngsters took part in the event, which was run over five weeks in October, with each school having a specific day to attend.

During the course of the day, those taking part faced real-life scenarios depicting emergency situations. The pupils then assessed the dangers and risks presented and learned how to deal with them safely.

Scenarios included water hazards, first aid, street crime, road safety, house fires and other risks at home.

After completing the course the participants were faced with a knowledge check in the form of a quiz and this year the team from Southmuir came out top with their answers.

To mark their achievement the team will be presented with a Safe Angus Trophy by Councillor Colin Brown, vice-convener of Neighbourhood Services.