Schoolchildren take part in Bee Safe safety events

Schoolchildren take part in Bee Safe safety events

15 February 2017

HUNDREDS of local primary school children have taken part in health and safety themed ‘Bee Safe’ days.

Through role-play and real life scenarios, the event is aimed at teaching children how to keep themselves safe and avoid potentially dangerous situations.

The education days ran this week in Downpatrick and Clough as part of ‘Bee Safe 2017’ organised by Down Home Accident Prevention (HAP).

Demonstrations were given by HAP, the PSNI, Northern Ireland Electricity, Translink, the Fire Service and the Health and Safety Executive.

Speaking in advance of the event, Down HAP chair, Anne Murray, said: “This will be the eighth consecutive year of the Bee Safe 

campaign and we are delighted to be running it. 

“I am confident that participants will enjoy the event as we have tried to include elements of fun throughout the scenarios keeping them light hearted whilst still conveying the important safety messages. 

“I look forward to working with the other agencies involved with the event and appreciate the funding support from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.”

Further information can be obtained from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Environmental Health department on 0300 013 2233.