Kinneil Primary pupils saddle up for safety lesson

Police Scotland's mounted division meet youngsters from Kinneil Primary School's nursery class
Police Scotland's mounted division meet youngsters from Kinneil Primary School's nursery class
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Youngsters at Kinneil Primary had some very special visitors last week.

Members of Police Scotland’s mounted unit and dog division arrived at the Bo’ness school to say a well done to members of the nursery class for all their efforts in an online safety competition.

Pupils got a lesson in safety from mounted police

Pupils got a lesson in safety from mounted police

The nursery pupils designed a “stay safe” poster where they reminded everyone to stay close to friends and family when out in busy areas.

PCs Cook and Chalmers from the mounted section showed the children what the horses can do and the youngsters then helped by shouting commands to the animals. They then saw how PC Linda McBride and police dog Max are able to find things which are hidden. Headteacher Paul Fleming said: “The children were thrilled to win the competition and it was a brillaint morning when the horses and the police officers turned up.

“The children were in awe and it was a tremendous experience. As it was in the big playground, the entire school was able to enjoy the visit. I would encourage other schools to work in partnership with the police.”

The youngsters got to see the horses up close

The youngsters got to see the horses up close

The kids enjoyed learning about safety

The kids enjoyed learning about safety