Diversionary day for Dundee schoolchildren hailed a success

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SFRS and partner agencies worked with children from Dundee's Adler and St Fergus primary schools to highlight consequences of wilful fire-raising

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Multi-agency partners in Dundee recently took part in a youth diversionary event in the city to raise awareness about the dangers of fire-raising and its consequences.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Prevention and Protection team in Dundee and the Dundee Community Safety Partnership Unit joined staff from SACRO and Police Scotland to deliver the event to pupils from Adler Primary School and St Fergus Primary School.

The day consisted of a video presentation on wilful fire-raising and a role playing workshop, delivered by SACRO about consequences of this type of anti-social behaviour.

The afternoon consisted of team building exercises with an element of fun built in so that agencies were able to effectively engage with the youngsters.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Community Safety Department’s John Wade said: “We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to the team at Cineworld for providing the vouchers to the group of young people that we had visiting the station for the course. These were presented at the end of the day along with their certificates. There were lots of happy faces.

“Thanks must also go to Domino’s Pizza at City quay for providing the food for the kid’s lunches. This was an added treat for them and proved a tasty success and finally Dundee City Council Community Safety Partnership unit for sponsoring the event.”

He added: “The key to our success is a result of working together in partnership. The generous donations contributed in no small way to maintaining the morale and work rate of all the young people who attended.

“This resulted in a very successful day and the youngsters being extremely happy when they were presented with their certificates for completing the course.”

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