Life lessons in safety

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Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children
Oliver Walker of St Wilfrid's
Photo Neil Cross Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children Oliver Walker of St Wilfrid's

Health and safety was the topic of the day when 300 primary school children made a visit to Longridge High School.

The youngsters took on an active role in a series of safety workshops, part of a special safety event involving the NHS, Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

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Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children
Freddie Slater of Whitechapel

Photo Neil Cross Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children Freddie Slater of Whitechapel

School and Community manager at Longridge High School Caroline Bridge helped to organise the day, and said it had been a great success.

Over the three hour session, pupils were involved in nine workshops looking at issues from alcohol awareness to fire safety, working alongside children with disabilities and safer travel, bullying, healthy eating and internet safety.

Mrs Bridge added a highlight of the day for the children had been a demonstration by Lancashire police dogs Rustic, Mel and Zeus, who showed how they would help to track down and apprehend criminals .

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Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children
Amber Cragg of Longsands

Photo Neil Cross Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children Amber Cragg of Longsands

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Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children
Freya Hesketh and Millie Woods of Goosnargh Oliversons with PC Sarah Sapey and Mel, a drugs dog

Photo Neil Cross Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children Freya Hesketh and Millie Woods of Goosnargh Oliversons with PC Sarah Sapey and Mel, a drugs dog

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Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children
Matthew Unsworth of St Francis with Firefighter Dave Gilmore

Photo Neil Cross Longridge High School Safety Town event for primary school children Matthew Unsworth of St Francis with Firefighter Dave Gilmore