Wilton are a class above as Crucial Crew champions

The winning Wilton team, from left: Blair Grant, Sean Whiteford, Shae Cuthbert, Helen Clyne, Kirsty Linton and Amy Taylor are presented with the �100 cheque by PC Dianne Lauder
The winning Wilton team, from left: Blair Grant, Sean Whiteford, Shae Cuthbert, Helen Clyne, Kirsty Linton and Amy Taylor are presented with the �100 cheque by PC Dianne Lauder

A team from Wilton Primary School have picked up £100 prize from Network Rail after finishing joint top of the class in this year’s Crucial Crew.

The team scored 79.5 out of 80 marks and shared the top prize with Parkside Primary from Jedburgh.

Organised by the Scottish Borders Safer Communities Team, the programme is designed to help pupils cope with dangerous situations, learn social responsibility, work as a team and understand the roles of the emergency services and other agencies.

Facilitators on each of the eight workshops scored each team, and the scores reflected the teams’ general behaviour, responsiveness to instructions, team work, and their ability to come up with the correct solutions to problems posed.

A total of 187 teams from 63 Borders primary schools took part in this year’s Crucial Crew, which was held at Eildon Mill in Tweedbank.