Emergency training

LOCAL youngsters are receiving hands on experience in dealing with emergencies at the Jock Neish Centre in Tannadice.

The 10 and 11 year olds are learning ways to deal with everyday dangers at the Safe Angus event, which is run by Angus Council, and supported by Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, and other partners.

Over 700 youngsters are taking part in the event which runs until May 10.

Over the course of one day, pupils taking part are faced with real-life scenarios depicting emergency situations, such as a burning building.

They then assess the dangers and risks presented and learn how to deal with them.

An evaluation of the project has proven that children who have attended are 70 per cent more likely to retain safety messages.