Hotchkiss K-8 students participated in a day full of activities and instruction for Bike to School Day and the first annual Safety Day at Hotchkiss K-8 on May 9.
K-5 students rotated through seven sessions on fire safety by the Hotchkiss Fire Department, 911 safety by Delta County Dispatch, traffic and pedestrian safety by the Colorado State Patrol, seatbelt safety by Western Colorado Retech, property and bike safety by the Hotchkiss Marshal's Office, stranger danger safety by the Delta County Sheriff's Office and tours of ambulances by the North Fork Ambulance Association.
Sixth, seventh and eighth graders attended a school assembly on seatbelt safety by Western Colorado Retech. After that they toured a wrecked vehicle in the school parking lot.
The emphasis on injury prevention and safety was the idea of Dr. Dory Funk, a North Fork Ambulance Association board member.
The Injury Prevention Day was in conjunction with International Bike to School Day. Other events were held at Crawford School and Paonia Elementary School.blog comments powered by Disqus