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Pupils from Timmergreens were presented their shields for winning the safe Angus Competition. From Left Teacher Jaqui Smith, Bradley Nelson, Lauren Price, Owen Bruxton, Rachel Lorimer, Lewis Mann.
Pupils from Timmergreens were presented their shields for winning the safe Angus Competition. From Left Teacher Jaqui Smith, Bradley Nelson, Lauren Price, Owen Bruxton, Rachel Lorimer, Lewis Mann.

A group of Arbroath primary pupils was given a special award for their efforts in increasing health and safety awareness.

The P6 children from Timmergreens Primary School were awarded the Safe Angus 2013 trophy on Wednesday morning at assembly by convener of education Councillor Sheena Welsh.

The Safe Angus learning event is attended by all Angus P6 pupils and they are taught about emergency situations by members of Angus Council, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard and the British Transport Police.

Councillor Welsh said: “The work of events like Safe Angus is invaluable in getting young people in Angus to think about their safety wherever they are. Congratulations to the pupils from Timmergreens for working hard to improve their safety knowledge.”

The Safe Angus event is held in the Jock Neish Scouting Centre in Tanadice twice a year over three weeks in June and two weeks in September, with 60 pupils attending each day, with a total of 1,200 taking part annually.

The children pass through 10 sets hosted by various organisations which illustrate the dangers and safe actions to be taken in a particular scenario.

The children are marked on their knowledge, decision and behaviour and this along with an interactive quiz at the end are scored.

The combined marks are then used to determine the winner of the annual Safe Angus Award.