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SCHOOL SAFETY AWARENESS HELD IN THE DR RUTH SEGOMOTSI MOMPATI DISTRICT: VRYBURG
2022/05/25      |  Written By:  Sergeant S van Rooyen   |   Province:  North West

On Tuesday, 17 May 2022, the Vryburg Primary School Safety Officer in partnership with the Community Police Forum (CPF), the Department of Community Safety & Transport Management, Social Development, Correctional Services and Health visited Modisakoma Primary School to address Grade 5 to 7 learners on bullying and substance abuse. 

Portia Pedinyane, a social worker, stated that learners come to school from different environments and backgrounds. She however, added that it does not matter where one starts, but that the learners are the ones who must decide where they will end up and achieve in future. She urged pupils to start working hard in order to better their future and to achieve greatness, instead of becoming statistics for being in conflict with the law. 

In his address, Mosala Seobi of Correctional Services, informed the learners that it all starts with respect. He said: “When you respect yourself, you will be able to respect your teacher, your parents and your peers.” He urged the learners to become a respectful in everything they do. 

Regarding drug and substance abuse, Samuel Ramokgadi, a professional nurse from the Department of Health, educated the learners on the effects of drugs on the human body. He explained how it affects the normal functioning of internal organs. Moreover, he detailed how drugs destroy the functioning of the brain, which makes one not to perform and excel as expected. 

The Junior Station Commander of Vryburg, Otlotleng Mogokonyane, emphasised that learners should come to school to be taught and not to be bullied. She urged her peers to respect each other and allow each other to be taught in an environment that is safe and secure. She concluded by saying that the learners should focus on what they want to achieve in their lives.

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SCHOOL SAFETY AWARENESS HELD