“Keep Safe” road show comes to Letterkenny

Monday 12 March

Up to 100 children from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál 28, Scoil Cholmcille 45 and St. Patrick’s N.S. Lurgybrack attended a Health and Safety Authority ‘Keep Safe’ event on Thursday 8th of March at the Aura Complex, Letterkenny.  

A range of state agencies and organisations came together to deliver the programme which is directed at 5th and 6th class pupils.  It aims to promote safety and community awareness through involving the children in a series of interactive scenarios with a strong safety theme. 

Speaking at the event, Joanne Harmon, Education Manager with the Health and Safety Authority said, “The Keep Safe initiative teaches children about a whole range of hazards and situations, from safety around electricity, to farm and water safety. All of the activities are design to be fun, interactive and informative.  I would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the event today. The enthusiasm of the pupils, their teachers and the agencies make this a really worthwhile event.”

The aims of the one day ‘Keep Safe’ event are to help children to:

  • become aware of personal and home safety,
  • learn how to react to dangerous situations,
  • foster good citizenship,
  • learn how to recognise hazards and manage risks,
  • learn how to stay safe within the context of, for example, road safety, water safety, fire safety and site safety.

The agencies and organisations that were represented on the day include the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Bus Eireann, Irish Water Safety, Coast Guard, Teagasc, Fire Services, Civil Defence, Donegal Mountain Rescue and An Garda Síochaná