KINGSBRIDGE Rotary Club has donated more than £300 towards funding South Hams District Council’s Junior Life Skills event which helps teach children how to stay safe and be good citizens.
Almost 800 ten and 11-year-olds from 35 local primary schools took part in the action-packed sessions this year staged at four South Hams leisure centres.
The interactive event teaches Year Six pupils vital new skills to help keep themselves and others stay safe using nine different simulated scenarios, each of which they may encounter in real life.
With the help of the fully trained experts, the pupils learned how to recognise potential danger, deal with emergencies and be socially responsible.
Phyllis Angliss from Kingsbridge Rotary Club handed over a cheque of £318 towards the cost of this year’s event to Adey Hutchins, the outgoing coordinator of Junior Life Skills.
Adey is retiring after running the event for the last four years on behalf of the council.
She said:”I am very grateful to Kingsbridge Rotary Club for their support.
“It has been a privilege to work with so many children during my time with the project and I feel proud to have played a part in equipping them for the next stage of their lives.
“This year saw one of the largest ever events staged by Junior Life Skills in the South Hams reaching almost 800 children and I hope they not only learned a lot but had great fun too.”