Pupils from St Joseph’s Primary in Milngavie and St Andrew’s Primary Bearsden are the latest young people to successfully complete the Council’s Junior Warden Scheme – a project designed to help children be responsible citizens and avoid antisocial behaviour.
P5 pupils from both schools recently took part in classroom lessons and external activities to learn about community safety and what it means to them, their families and their community.
As part of the Junior Warden Scheme fire officers from Milngavie Fire Station discussed fire safety with the children and taught them the crucial skills needed to administer CPR.
Pupils also enjoyed talks from local Community Police Officers, an NHS Health Improvement Officer on tobacco and smoking as well as input from the Mugdock Ranger.
Throughout the sessions pupils kept notebooks detailing what they learned and on completion were presented with certificates to recognise all their hard work. Jessica of St Joseph’s and Ewan of St Andrew’s were also presented with £10 gift vouchers as their notebooks were judged to be the best.
Depute Chief Executive, Education, People & Business, Ann Davie, said, “These new Junior Wardens in Bearsden and Milngavie are now armed with the skills and knowledge to help make better life decisions and be good citizens within their communities.
“As part of the experience the pupils were taught how to perform CPR and execute the recovery position and they learned about the effect smoking can have on their health. They were also taught and reminded about their responsibilities whilst being in the countryside and the damaging effect that litter can have on the environment.
Ann Davie continued, “Having been rolled out across East Dunbartonshire, the scheme is being well received and is successfully breaking down barriers between young people and the Council’s Community Safety partners. Well done to our latest Junior Warden recruits.”