Vamoose to vandalism

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Strathclyde Police in partnership with Carrick Crime Prevention Panel, South Ayrshire Council and the primary schools in the area, have successfully re-launched the Vamoose to Vandalism campaign.

The scheme is targeted at older primary school pupils as part of a project to impress on young people the wider consequences and dangers of vandalism. The key element of this initiative is an inter-active theatre production.

South Ayrshire Area Commander Chief Inspector Neil Kerr said: “Although we’ve seen favourable trends recently, vandalism unfortunately is ever present in our communities.

“This project targets primary school kids teaching them of the wider consequences of vandalism and interacts with the kids on their level. Vamoose to Vandalism is fun performance and all of the kids had a great time and understood the anti-vandalism message. Hopefully as they enter their teens they will remember some of the key messages from the performance and think twice before committing acts of vandalism.”

More than 500 primary schoolchildren took part during the two-day event, held at Girvan and Gardenrose primary schools.