More than 600 primary school pupils have taken part in the latest ‘Bee Safe’ programme from Mid Ulster District Council.
The P7 pupils from 29 primary schools took part in a day of activities at St Swithin’s Church, Magherafelt. The purpose of the day was 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 pupils understand the role of the emergency services and their roles as young citizens.
Coordinated by Mid Ulster District Council, the three day event has been running each year for the past 11 years and involves a range of organisations including the Police, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, NI Electricity, Translink, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Womens Aid, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) Smoking Cessation and the Health and Safety Executive.
This event was funded by Policing and Community Safety Partnership and Mid Ulster District Council.
Deputy Chair of the Council, Councillor Sharon McAleer, went along to see Bee Safe for herself:
“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 which will help them retain all the vital advice and information they receive on the day. It also gives children the opportunity to meet with and build relationships with various organisations including the PSNI and Fire & Rescue Service.
“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 important messages.”
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.