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Educating young people

Educating young people

Rotary in Ireland and Yorkshire have set educating young people to stay safe on roads as well as in their daily activities at the forefront of their projects.

Tullamore and District Rotary Club, Ireland, with the assistance of the Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics in Tullamore Hospital, are frontline of a road safety campaign based around the “Be Safe Be Seen” campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the need for road safety with the 40,000 children in the local counties – of Offaly, Laois, and Westmeath.

The organisers have the full support of A Garda Síochána, the National Ambulance Service, Air Ambulance, Fire Services, HSE as well as RSA advocates.

Over 25,000 high visibility, life-saving discs will be distributed to primary schools across the region in a collaboration involving, Tullamore & District Rotary Club and more supporters.

These books will help mums and dads at home discuss issues such as using the internet safely.”

Harrogate Rotary Club, Yorkshire, are distributing ‘Watch Out’ books to primary and secondary school students in Harrogate to support them in understanding bullying, the internet and more.

The club’s new President Ann Percival, a drama teacher with many years of experience, wanted to make young people the focus of her year when she took over the reins in July.

She said: “After being in education for so long, it was important to me to do something to help the young people in the town navigate some of the big issues facing society today.

“These books will help mums and dads at home discuss issues such as using the internet safely.”

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the need for road safety with the 40,000 children in the local counties.”

The books are accompanied by a board game called Mistakes and Ladders.

Ann added: “The books and games deal imaginatively with topics ranging from water safety to bullying and diversity and are designed to help young people confidently with the challenges of staying safe at home, in school, online and in the community.

“The theme throughout the book is based on prevention being better than cure and they have received high praise from teachers already.”