Bee Safe 2014, organised by Down Home Accident Prevention (HAP), has buzzed into County Down on Monday 7 April, Hundreds of local primary school children from across the district took part in these events held in Downpatrick and Clough.
The ‘Bee Safe’ education days inform children, using role-play and real life scenarios, about a range of Health and Safety issues that they may face or come across in everyday life. The aim is to teach them how to keep themselves safe and how to avoid potential dangerous situations.[caption id="attachment_48811" align="alignright" width="390"] Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant John McKenna, Kelly Squance, HAP Chairperson, Heather Holland, County Down RCN Community Health Worker, Constable Philip Orr and Jenny Laverty, Flying Horse Ward Community Forum Health Worker with pupils from St Joseph’s PS, Ballycruttle.[/caption]
Demonstrations will be given by:
* Home Accident Prevention Down District – ‘Safety at Home’
* PSNI – ‘Internet Safety’
* Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland – ‘Farm Safety’
* Northern Ireland Electricity – ‘Electrical Safety’
* Translink – ‘Using Buses Safely’
* Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service – ‘Fire Safety’
Speaking about the events, Down HAP Chairperson, Kelly Squance commented, “This is the sixth consecutive year of the Bee Safe campaign and we are delighted to be running it. I am glad the participants enjoyed the event as we tried to include elements of fun throughout the scenarios keeping them light hearted whilst still conveying the important safety messages.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the other agencies involved in the event. We appreciate funding support from The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust, Down Police and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the PSNI without their contribution the event would not have been possible.”
Further information can be obtained from Down District Council’s Environmental Health Service by telephoning 028 4461 0824 or emailing: