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Bowdoin Security Offers Self-Defense Classes for Kids

Story posted August 09, 2002

Bowdoin Security will offer RADKIDS self-defense classes for children during two weeks this month.

RADKIDS provides educational opportunities for children and parents on awareness and self-defense strategies, instilling confidence, and reducing the possibility of adverse physical control and/or harm.

Children are taught about home safety, school safety, fire safety, stranger dangers, and other safety issues.

The classes are structured to be fun. Coloring and activity sheets, stickers and lots of important information will be provided in a fun and healthy way. Parents are encouraged to attend all classes and assist in some of the drills. The last day of class will include a simulation for the kids, as well as a class graduation.

Classes will be held for two different age ranges according to the following schedules:

The class for children ages 8 through 11 will be about 7 hours in length and will be offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. August 14, 15, 16, 19, and 20.

The class for children ages 5 to 7 will be about 6 hours in length and will be offered from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on August 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.

The class is free and open to any child. Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to sign up early. To sign up or receive more information, call Bowdoin security at 725-3314.

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