All the right noises!

Noise Action Week at Aberhill Primary School in Methil
Noise Action Week at Aberhill Primary School in Methil

Pupils at Aberhill Primary School had a screaming time recently in the run up to this week’s Noise Awareness Week (May 19-23).

Fife Council visited a number of schools across the Kingdom known to be in areas which have increased community noise issues to carry out noise and health workshops - and for once, the pupils could make as much noise as they wanted!

Children from primary three - six were asked to take part in the workshops which were designed to raise awareness of how we create sounds and the definition of noise, to make them more aware of the noise that they and other people make and the affect on health.

They also discussed how the ear works and how our health can be affected by noise.

Tom Weanie, environmental health officer, said: “These workshops are very popular with schools and are linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.”

Noise Action Week aims to raise awareness of the problems caused by neighbourhood noise and the solutions available to tackle it. The campaign is organised with a multi partnership approach with representatives from Police Scotland, Mediation Services and Fife Council Noise, Housing and Consumer Education Officers.