Almost 600 Mid Ulster Kids ‘Bee Safe’
Almost 600 pupils from primary schools in the Cookstown area have taken part in the latest ‘Bee Safe’ programme from Mid Ulster District Council.
The P7 pupils from 22 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 District Council, the 3-day event has been running each year for the past 14 years and involves a range of organisations including the police, fire and rescue service, NI Electricity, Translink, Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
This event was funded by Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and Mid Ulster District Council.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Martin Kearney, went along to see Bee Safe for himself:
This event is the perfect forum for illustrating to children the importance of staying safe and preventing accidents. The interactive format of the Bee Safe event ensures children are engaged throughout the day which will help them retain all the vital advice and information they are presented with. A huge thanks must go to all the organisations who took part and committed their time and resources to help ensure that we can deliver these vital messages to help our young people ‘Bee Safe.”
Chair of Mid Ulster PCSP, Councillor Derek McKinney added, “Mid Ulster PCSP is delighted to continue to support the Bee Safe programme in Cookstown. The valuable event is a very effective way of teaching our children how to deal with everyday accidents and dangerous situations, helping them to think for themselves using fun and interactive methods. The event also gives the children the opportunity to meet and build relationships with a wide range of organisations, including our partners in the PSNI and Fire & Rescue Service.”
For more information about the Bee Safe programme, contact the Environmental Health service at Mid Ulster District Council, Tel: 03000 132 132, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.