Its never too early to learn about safety!
Over one hundred primary school children from Gaelscoil de hÍde, Scoil Íosaif Naofa and Maree National School in Oranmore attended a Health and Safety Authority ‘Keep Safe’ event at Oranmore Community Centre earlier this month.
The programme, which brings together a range of state agencies and organisations, delivers the programme which is directed at 5th and 6th class pupils school children. It aims to promote safety and community awareness through involving the children in a series of interactive scenarios with a strong safety theme.
The aims of the one day ‘Keep Safe’ event are in line with the Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) primary curriculum and 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, and
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 included the Health and Safety Authority, ESB Networks, Irish Water Safety, Construction Industry Federation, Fire and Rescue Galway, Bus Éireann, RNLI, CROI & Teagasc