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PUPILS from two Droitwich schools spent a morning giving e-safety and technical advice to people in their community.

The Stay Safe Online event was a joint initiative between West Mercia Police, South Worcestershire Citizens Advice, as well as both Westacre Middle School and Chawson First School, and was held at Droitwich Library. Digital leaders from both schools worked together to create their own e-safety films and were on hand to share these, as well as other tips they had about staying safe online.

On the day, they spoke to people from the age of five to 95 about their experiences online and showed library visitors how powerful and educational the internet can be.

Tim Bawler, from the CAB, said: "I can confidently state that those who did stop and talk were more than a little impressed with not only the children's work on show, but also with their engagement and confidence in interaction.

"Community engagement at its best. They are credit to the schools, the teachers and the town of Droitwich."

Paul Barber, Westacre's deputy head, said: "As a school, we continually strive to ensure our children are aware of the benefits and risks of being online and we continue to support our local community with this aim.

"On hearing about our successes and outreach work in the region, the CAB approached us to support this event - we were delighted to get on board.

"Thank you again to Chawson and their ICT lead Julie Herbert for once again working alongside us with yet another e-safety programme.

"Well done to all of the children involved - they are clearly making a wider impact in our community!"