Approximately 600 pupils from primary schools across the Cookstown area have taken part in the latest Mid Ulster District Council Bee Safe Programme.
P7 pupils from 22 schools took part in the planned 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.
Organised by Mid Ulster District Council, the three-day event has been running each year for the past 13 years and involves a range of organisations including the PSNI, NI Fire and Rescue Service, NI Electricity, Translink, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) and the Health and Safety Executive.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Sean Mc Peake, went along to experience ‘Bee Safe’ for himself:
“This event is a fun and interactive way of demonstrating to children the importance of staying safe no matter where they are – at home, at school or out and about in their community and with family and friends.
“I would like to thank all the organisations who have joined us this week and taken time away from their important jobs to teach us how to ‘Bee Safe’ in our homes and our communities. Without their help, we would not be able to run this programme.”
The event was funded by Mid Ulster District Council, Mid Ulster Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the Public Health Agency.
For more information on the Bee Safe programme, contact the Environmental Health service at Mid Ulster District Council, Tel: 03000 132 132, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For pics from the event see: https://tinyurl.com/y8f8jub6