When a strange dog approached Morgan and Harrison Atkins outside Onekawa School, the pair knew just what to do.

A mere three weeks earlier, Napier City Council had visited the school to run its Dog Education programme, which teaches children how to be safe around dogs, especially those which are alone.

Morgan, 10, and Harrison, 6, were walking to school and were just past the bus stop, when the dog started following them.

Harrison and Morgan Atkins with Onekawa School principal Steve Bloor. Photo / Warren Buckland
Harrison and Morgan Atkins with Onekawa School principal Steve Bloor. Photo / Warren Buckland

"Harrison gave me his scooter, and he started putting his bag out in front of him, and then I did the same, and I picked his scooter

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