Pictures: North Devon youngsters learn vital life skills

The very explsoive consequnces of putting water on to a chip pan fire is demonstrated to school chil

The very explsoive consequnces of putting water on to a chip pan fire is demonstrated to school children at the Junior Lifeskills event held at Barnstaple Football Club. - Credit: Archant

What not to do with a chip plan and other potential life saving information is passed on to local school children during annual Junior Life Skills event.

A year 6 pupil learns what it is like to do anythign while wearing 'beer goggle' glasses, to demonst

A year 6 pupil learns what it is like to do anythign while wearing 'beer goggle' glasses, to demonstrate the effects of alcohol. - Credit: Archant

SCHOOL children from across North Devon and Torridge have been having fun while learning a very serious message that could make the difference between life and death.

Some 1,500 year six children are currently taking part in the Junior Life Skills programme, organised by Torridge and North Devon district councils.

The event hosted at Barnstaple Town Football Club sees emergency service personnel, health and other professionals teaches children about day-to-day dangers and real-life emergencies they or members of their family may face.

From the explosive perils of putting water on a chip pan fire to life-saving resuscitation techniques and the dangers of alcohol, the fun sessions also help to equip the youngsters with vital skills and knowledge at the same time.


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Agencies involved include Environmental Health teams from both councils, plus the police, fire service, British Red Cross, Western Power, Coastguard, Dogs Trust in Ilfracombe, Safer North Devon and YISP anti-social behaviour input.

* Click on the gallery link to the top right of this story to see more pictures by Amy Bingham of North Devon Council.

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