Children spread

Amber Miller (5), Aimee Latham (7) and Jye Latham (11) on his bike in front of a Safety House sign. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d415011
Amber Miller (5), Aimee Latham (7) and Jye Latham (11) on his bike in front of a Safety House sign. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d415011

That is the message being taught to children in Falcon, with 16 safety houses in the vicinity of the primary school.

The Safety House Committee formed last year and the City of Mandurah helped the group buy and install signs in the local area with a Community Assistance Grant.

‘We have a wonderful community spirit and want people coming into our community to know we all look out for our kids and aim to keep them safe,’ co-ordinator Cathy McIntosh said.

‘If anyone is interested in becoming a safety house, they can contact Falcon Primary School as we are always looking for new residents to join the Falcon Safety House Program.’

Mrs McIntosh said Safety House families had current police checks and she monitored the houses every term.

Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone said the school teachers and parents should be congratulated for getting this project off the ground.

‘It increases neighbourhood safety for families and children and it promotes another way to keep healthy and active,’ she said.