8th October 2012
Prizes presented following Safety Awareness Day
SIC’s Road Safety and Community Safety departments, together with the Northern Constabulary, came together under the Shetland Community Safety Partnership banner at the recent Children and Families Day to raise awareness of safety on the roads.
At the Clickimin event, SIC Road Safety Officer, Elaine Skinley, highlighted the importance of wearing bright, reflective items to ensure you are seen during the winter months, while SIC Community Safety Officer, Jenny Wylie, talked about all aspects of community safety.
The pair were joined by Northern Constabulary Community Safety Officer, Amanda Souter. The police are working in partnership with the SIC, Shetland Recreational Trust and Dogs Against Drugs to deliver the ‘Shared Responsibility’ message to a number of Shetland schools.
Part of that was a wider discussion of drug misuse, with information on how cocaine consumption in Scotland has a direct impact on communities in Columbia. Pupils also learn about the ecological damage caused by coca plant cultivation in the Amazonian rainforest.
Two competitions run at the event captured the attention of visiting children. The ‘Colour a butterfly’ competition was won by Rhona Anderson, and the first prize winner in the ‘Safe/unsafe behaviour on the roads’ checklist was Cassie Gilbertson.
The prizes were presented last week (Thursday 4 October) by SIC Director of Corporate Services, Christine Ferguson.
Caption for photo:
Back row (L-R): Karen Erasmuson with Kizzy Manson, Christine Ferguson, Elaine Skinley and Amanda Souter
Middle row (L-R): Xander Souter, Cassie Gilbertson, Molly Gair and Ruby Mayes
Front row (L-R): Lucy Manson and Rhona Anderson