Over 100 children from three schools in Oranmore learned to Keep Safe this week in an event on health and safety at home, on the roads, or while enjoying the water.
Gaelscoil de hÍde, Scoil Íosaif Naofa and Maree National School attended the ‘Keep Safe’ event at Oranmore Community Centre on Wednesday organised by the Health and Safety Authority.
This event brought experts from the ESB, Irish Water, the Construction Industry Federation, An Garda Síochána, Galway Fire Services, Bus Eireann, RNLI, Croí and Teagasc to promote safety and community awareness.
Pupils from 5th and 6th classes took part in a series of interactive scenarios that focused on proper safety in different environments.
“The Keep Safe programme is specially designed for school children and aims to be an enjoyable and interactive way for them to learn about issues like water safety, electricity and fire safety,” said HSA inspector Veronica Helly.
“If children learn how to develop a safety mind-set early, they are better able to cope with all kinds of hazards and risks in life. By bringing together relevant agencies, we can pool our resources and knowledge for the benefit of children in the community.”
These event aim to teach kids to: become aware of personal and home safety, learn how to react to dangerous situations, foster good citizenship, learn how to recognise hazards and manage risks, and learn how to stay safe within the context of road safety, water safety, fire safety and site safety.
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