Primary School Children Learn How to Beesafe in Downpatrick, Ballynahinch and Castlewellan
Primary school children in Downpatrick, Ballynahinch and Castlewellan took part in Beesafe educational days between Monday 10 February and Friday 14 February, when they were able to experience an array of everyday health and safety scenarios.
The educational days, organised by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and funded by the Public Health Agency, were aimed at teaching the children how to keep themselves safe and avoid potentially dangerous situations. Five different workshops were delivered by representatives from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, PSNI, Translink, Mourne Mountain Rescue and Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. These workshops included: Home Accident Prevention, Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing, Internet Safety, Mountain Safety, Bus Safety and Fire Safety in the Home.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey said, “This event is a great example of how agencies are working together across Newry, Mourne and Down to achieve a successful outcome. I know that the children and teachers have benefited from taking part in the workshops and trust that this will stand them in good stead as they move from primary into secondary education.”
Beesafe educational days offer schools an innovative way of accessing the wealth of knowledge held within these vital agencies in a fun-filled way. For further details about this innovative programme, contact Newry Mourne and Down District Council on 0330 137 4024.Back