“Keep Safe” Road Show Comes to Meath School Children
Thursday 6th October
Over one hundred primary school children from Ballinlough National School, Drumbaragh National School, Scoil Mhuire National School and Kilskyre National School have today (Thursday 6th October) attended a Health and Safety Authority ‘Keep Safe’ event in Gael Colmcille GAA club, Kells.
Ten state agencies and regional organisations with a safety remit came together to deliver an interactive safety programme directed at fifth and sixth 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 about the event Marie McCarthy, Senior Inspector with the Health and Safety Authority said, “The Keep Safe initiative is specially designed for school children and aims to be an enjoyable and interactive way for them to learn about issues like water safety, electricity, road safety and more. This kind of multi-agency approach where resources and knowledge are used together for the benefit of the community is to be welcomed and encouraged.”
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, ESB Networks, Garda Siochana, Fire Services, Civil Defence, Green Schools, Bus Eireann, Irish Water Safety, RNLI and the Construction Industry Federation.