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Border pupils learn important safety messages

Pupils from across the Scottish Borders have been learning how to cope in emergency situations.

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Border pupils learn important safety messages

Pupils from across the Scottish Borders have been learning how to cope in emergency situations.

1,200 pupils have taken part in Crucial Crew 2014. Now in its 22nd year, the three-week long learning event is designed to help them cope with dangerous situations, remain safe, learn social responsibility, work as a team and understand the roles of the emergency services and other agencies.

This is achieved by setting up a number of scenarios or sets. The children are faced with potential hazards, in strictly controlled circumstances, and are required to respond as they would in ‘real-life’

At the conclusion of each ten minute set, the agency staff provide a short de-brief explaining the relevant dangers and appropriate ways of dealing with them.

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