Safety lessons

More than 1250 East Renfrewshire school children attended a week and a half long event which focused on safety in the community.

Organisers of the Safety in the Park event were Magic Wand, a community run health and safety group which has staged the project for 12 years.

Over the years 15,000 children have attended the event and this year primary seven pupils from East Renfrewshire’s 24 primary schools enjoyed the eleven and a half day event held at Arthurlie House in Barrhead.

Representatives from the police, fire service, East Renfrewshire Council’s community wardens and library staff and Scottish Power passed on their experience and knowledge to the youngsters.