Working with Young People

The 2018 Internet Safety Talks in local primary schools delivered by Police Scotland and supported by the MoD Police and Rotary have been great success.

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The Internet Safety programme was delivered to years 6 and 7 in all 11 primary schools in our area during the first week in January and was followed by a poster competition. A large number of entries were received and a presentation ceremony took place in the Helensburgh Civic Centre on 6th Febraury 2018. The ceremony was attended by:

  • Superintendent Alan Gibson from Police Scotland, 
  • Gary Louttit, the District Governor for Rotary International in the West of Scotland
  • Chief Inspector Melvin Goudie from the Ministry of Defence Police
  • Inspector Colleen Wylie from the National Cyber Crime Prevetntion Unit
  • Aileen Morton, Helensburgh Councillor and Leader of Argyll & Bute Council 
  • Lesley Quirk, competition judge

This was the second year of this programme and in Rotary we were delighted to be invited to join Police Scotland and the MoD Police in delivering the message to our local primary schools and to sponsor the Poster Competition. We see this as one of the most important services delivered to local children.

At the gathering in the Civic Centre we took the opportunity to express a number of thanks. First to Constable Craig Stamp, Youth Engagement Officer, for all his commitment and the super job he does in delivering the programme. Thanks also given to MoD Constables Ian Mustard and Janette Speirs who worked closely with Craig and made the whole programme possible. Thanks also to Argyll & Bute Council for all their support, not least providing facilities and refreshments and to Lesley Quirk for undertaking judging.

This year the Internet safety programme was delivered to 505 pupils across 11 primary schools and PC Stamp described the programme and our various guests all spoke to emphasise how important the delivery of this programme is viewed by the Police and Rotary.

And, most importantly, the competition winners were thanked for their entries and presented with their awards. 

1st was Sophie Riley from Hermitage Primary School

2nd  prize was awarded to Lola Bell from Cardross Primary School

3rd  prize was awarded to Jack Wrethman from John Logie Baird Primary School