More than 600 primary school pupils have taken part in the latest ‘Bee Safe’ programme from Mid Ulster District Council.
The P7 pupils from 28 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 Mid Ulster Council, the 3-day event has been running each year 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 Environment Committee, Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Christine McFlynn, went along to see Bee Safe for herself:
“This event is perfect for emphasising to school children the importance of staying safe in a range of different environments. The fact it is so interactive is a fantastic tool in helping them retain the information they learn at it.
“I would like to thank the teachers, pupils and all the organisations who attended today, without them we wouldn’t be able to 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].