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Morcombes push vital safety issue

Killarney State School vice captain Danielle Thomas and captain Maddison Lamb were pleased to have Bruce and Denise Morcombe share their knowledge with the school.
Killarney State School vice captain Danielle Thomas and captain Maddison Lamb were pleased to have Bruce and Denise Morcombe share their knowledge with the school. Linden Morris

IT'S all about the three Rs - recognise, react and report.

That was the message Bruce and Denise Morcombe shared with the students of Killarney State School yesterday.

Curriculum head of department Traecy Bartz said the school was thrilled to have the Morcombes visit.

"I filled out a request form to have them visit but never expected that they would - how wrong I was," she said.

"This talk is a consolidation and reminder of all the aspects of child safety which are important for all children to be aware of.

"I could see a lot of nodding from the kids during the talk and the teachers spoke to the children about it beforehand, it is always a topic kids can engage with."

Child safety ambassador Bruce Morcombe said safety was not about missing out on experiences or fearing life but being smart about choices you made.

"You need to be able to recognise when there are dangers around you by using your instincts and other signs," Mr Morcombe said.

"Then react to that situation by making choices that will help protect yourself.

"Finally, report anything you feel or know is suspicious to an adult you know will protect you."

Denise Morcombe, also a child safety ambassador, said the talk was not about scaring the kids but providing examples to which they could relate .

"Most people are good and don't want to hurt you so don't start thinking every car driver is an abductor," Mrs Morcombe said.

The Morcombes will visit two schools in Goondiwindi today and will be at the Millmerran Health Expo tomorrow before heading home.

Topics:  children kids saftey



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