Over 700 pupils from primary schools across the Magherafelt area have taken part in the latest Mid Ulster District Council Bee Safe Programme.
This number, combined with the 600 children who attended the Cookstown Bee Safe event in January makes this year’s programme the largest to date!
P7 pupils from 29 Magherafelt schools took part in this latest event. The planned activities helped raise awareness of how to stay safe, whether at school, at home, at play or in specific places, like farms. The event also helped pupils 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 (NIFRS), NI Electricity (NIE), Translink, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI).
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, the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the Public Health Agency (PHA).
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.