The Rotary Club of Bude recently repeated an initiative it undertook several years ago to provide young schoolchildren in and around their local town with copies of the book ‘WATCH OUT! A child’s guide to everyday dangers’.

The book, produced and published by OK Our Kids, contains advice on a wide range of topics written in child-friendly language with many illustrations by children themselves.

The many themes in the book include stranger danger, road awareness, health and hygiene, alcohol, drugs and smoking, household dangers, respect for others, safety in the water, diversity, self protection, gangs and groups, weapons, television, media and internet awareness.

The Rotary Club of Bude funded the distribution of 521 copies of the book to six local schools.

President Nigel Buse said: “I and all of my colleagues in the Rotary Club of Bude are very pleased once again to have been able to fund and arrange distribution of this valuable resource. It is an important contribution to ensuring the safety and well-being of our young children and it has been widely and warmly welcomed. We want to thank the local schools for their support that made this possible.”

Headteacher of Boscastle Community Primary School Sara Haden said: “We’re very grateful to the Rotary Club of Bude who’ve so generously donated 80 copies of ‘WATCH OUT! A child’s guide to everyday dangers’ to us at Boscastle School.

“This is a valuable resource to support learning in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) in each class.

“It’s important that through our curriculum we provide children with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to keep themselves safe in their everyday lives, including being safe online, both now and in the future.

“We’ve also sent home a copy of the book to each of our families which is such a useful source of information and will enable children to share their learning with their parents and carers.

“We really appreciate the support from the Rotary Club.”