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Adobt-a-cop visit

​Our Adobt-A-Cop Constable Sebastian
​We were joined this week by Constable Sebastian, who spoke to all our students about situational awareness when walking to and from school. In particular, Constable Sebastian reminded students to:
  • Walk like you mean business.
  • Maintain a confident appearance.
  • Be aware of everything that is going on around you.
  • Remember key street names.
  • Take notice of the location of public telephone boxes.
  • Do not cover both ears with headphones as you may not hear approaching danger.
  • Find an easy way to get to school where there is less traffic and safer road crossings.
  • Consider practical clothing and dress for what you are doing.
  • Practice walking the route with your parents or someone you trust before school starts.
  • Keep to major well-lit streets.
  • Avoid dark areas.
  • Stick to well-travelled routes and avoid shortcuts
  • Let someone know:  where you are going, how long you intend to be, which route you are taking.
While Brisbane is generally a pretty safe city, it is important that parents also discuss these reminders with their children, particularly if they walk by themselves to and from school.