Children are warned about coastal dangers

PCSO Kate Graham and pupils from Whitehouse Primary School.
PCSO Kate Graham and pupils from Whitehouse Primary School.

Youngsters have been warned about the dangers of the sea and staying safe at the coast.

Pupils at Whitehouse Primary School, in North Shields, were given a water safety presentation by Police Community Support Officer Kate Graham ahead of the half-term holidays.

She talked to them about the strength and dangers of sea water and how to stay safe at the coast.

PCSO Graham said: “Teachers from Whitehouse Primary told us that children have been asking questions about staying safe at the beach and in light of the recent stormy weather we have been experiencing we thought it would be a good opportunity to spend time with the children and address their concerns.

“During the morning session we talked about how to stay safe at the beach and on coastal piers and how to get help if needed.

“The children were really interested to hear my advice and eager to ask me questions.

“It was great to spend the morning with them.”

“Visits like this not only allow children to hear advice but also enable young people to get to know their local officers and help build positive relationships with them.

“Coping with life’s dangers is not something which can be left to chance, so these visits will play an important part in educating our young people on things they can do to keep themselves safe.”