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Cornwall's Coast Safe Campaign Expands
2:02pm 26th March 2014
A safety campaign set up after a teenager fell to his death from cliffs on a night out in Cornwall is expanding.
'Coast Safe' is moving into secondary schools in Manchester and North Yorkshire.
It includes talks and an awareness video to teach young people the dangers of alcohol and the sea.
Former coastguard and Councillor Geoff Brown head up the talks: "Following analysis of extensive casualty data which suggests that a large number of coastal casualties come from inner city, inland areas we will be visiting the Manchester area to speak to youngsters about alcohol awareness and sea safety. We need to tell them that there is only so much we can do to keep them safe – a lot of the responsibility for their safety lies with themselves and their own behaviour.
"We plan to visit 40 schools across Greater Manchester and Salford and will also be travelling to North Yorkshire in order to work with their community safety team who will then deliver the project to secondary schools in their county. All students will be reminded that if they visit Cornwall they will receive a warm welcome but to urge them to look after themselves and each other. We’ll also be supplying Coast Safe teaching packs to help schools spread the message."
Geoff who is Cornwall Council's cabinet member for homes and communities added: "We will be showing a powerful DVD produced by our students at Newquay Treviglas School which was made following the tragic deaths of two young people from cliff falls in Newquay in 2009.
As a result of those tragic incidents, the award winning Newquay Safe was created and 'Coast Safe' was developed to raise awareness amongst young people of how to stay safe in a seaside resort which is delivered - totally voluntarily - by Geoff and Chris who have a lifetime background in education and were both serving members of H.M.Coastguard in Cornwall for 25 years.
Geoff says: "We don't want to spoil young people's fun - we want them to have a great time but more than that we want them to stay safe, respect Cornwall and return home to their families and friends."
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