Wigan school children to get dog safety lessons

The parents of a girl killed by a pack of dogs are launching a safety campaign across schools in Wigan. Jade Lomas Anderson who was just 14 was mauled to death in an attack at a friends house last March.

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The sister of the school girl Jade Lomas Anderson who was mauled to death by a neighbours dog in Wigan has talked about how much she misses her.

Sianna Anderson, 9, is one of the pupils at a dog safety class which will be rolled out to every school in Wigan.

The campaign has been launched by Jade and Sianna's parents in conjunction with the animal charity Blue Cross.

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Wigan pupils learn about dog safety

Pupils at St Richard's RC Primary school learning about dog safety Credit: ITV Granada, Amy Welch

Pupils at St Richard's RC Primary school are taking part in a dog safety programme.

Blue Cross pet charity has launched a new education initiative to ensure that every primary school pupil in Wigan will take part in a Be Safe with Dogs talk over the next year.

Jade Lomas Anderson Credit: Family photo

The initiative which is being delivered by Wigan Council in partnership with the charity is being launched just over a year after Jade Lomas Anderson died following an attack by a pack of dogs at a friend's home in Atherton.

Jade's mum Shirley and stepfather Michael have been working tirelessly to promote responsible dog ownership and safety as part of Jade's Campaign.

School children to get lessons in dog safety

Jade Anderson

The parents of a girl killed by a pack of dogs are launching a safety campaign across schools in Wigan. Jade Lomas Anderson who was just 14 was mauled to death in an attack at a friends house last March.

Today talks will go ahead at St Richard's RC Primary school in Atherton but every school in the town will take part in the scheme over the next year. The initiative, is being delivered by Wigan Council in partnership with Blue Cross pet charity.

Jades stepfather Michael Anderson said:

"It is so important to educate young people about this subject and we really hope that schools and organisations will take part. The sessions can be delivered in just 20 minutes and will provide vital information for children and their parents.

Over 200,000 people are involved in dog attacks every year and through this programme we hope to make a real difference as part of Jade's legacy."