More than 600 primary school pupils have taken part in the latest ‘Bee Safe’ programme from Mid Ulster District Council.
The P7 pupils from 26 schools took part in a day of activities to help raise awareness of how to stay safe, whether at school, at home, at play or in specific places, like farms, while also helping them understand the role of the emergency services and their roles as young citizens.
Coordinated by the Council, the 3-day event has been running for 10 years and involves a range of organisations including the police, fire and rescue service, NI Electricity, Translink, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Women’s Aid and the Health and Safety Executive.
This event was funded by Policing and Community Safety Partnership, PSNI, Mid Ulster District Council and the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, went along to see Bee Safe for herself:
“This is exactly the kind of thing that appeals to children and their teachers because it’s interactive and they learn while doing and are more likely to retain the information about keeping safe and preventing accidents. What these young people learned could be information that could save their lives one day.
“Of course, our thanks go to all the organisations who commit their time and resources to help ensure that we can deliver these important messages”.
For more information about the Bee Safe programme, contact the Environmental Health service at Mid Ulster District Council, Tel: 03000 132 132, E: [email protected].