Youngsters learn about emergencies

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ANGUS youngsters are receiving hands-on experience in dealing with emergencies at a series of visits to the Jock Neish Centre in Tannadice, near Forfar.

The 10 and 11-year-olds are learning practical ways to deal with everyday dangers at the Safe Angus event, which is supported by Angus Council, Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue, NHS Tayside and other community planning partners.

There is also a full day for secondary school pupils with additional support needs.

Over 700 youngsters are taking part in the event, which runs until June 16.

Over the course of the day, those taking part are faced with real-life scenarios depicting emergency situations.

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

Typical scenarios include water hazards, road safety, railway safety, first aid, home safety, smoking, countryside, internet safety and other risks.

After completing the course the participants are faced with a knowledge check in the form of a quiz.

They are then given a quick debrief and the messages are reinforced.