Newspaper Article 1989 – Safety day for children

Safety day for children

Taradale community constable Phil Schmidt shows children how to hold a firearm and how to ensure it is empty and safe. About 130 pupils from Crownthorpe, Waiwhare, Pukehamoamoa and Sherenden schools attended a farm safety day at Crownthorpe yesterday. Principal Penny Graham said that country children were exposed to such items as firearms and chainsaws. It was better for them to be aware of the dangers, even though it is illegal for children to handle firearms. The day also covered road and tractor safety, health and horse sense and hydatids.

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Andy Gunson (left rear, wearing jacket), Vicky Barnett (left rear, holding gun), Sam McCaslin (left, wearing red and grey striped jersey), Stephen Croad (centre, holding gun), Nicholas Webster (front left), Jamie McRae (front, with glasses) – all pupils of Waiwhare School

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  • Vicky Barnett
  • Stephen Croad
  • Penny Graham
  • Andy Gunson
  • Sam McCaslin
  • Jamie McRae
  • Constable Phil Schmidt
  • Nicholas Webster

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