Craanford pupils’ top marks for farm safety
FOURTH class pupils from St Patrick’s National School, Craanford, in conjunction with Irish Farmers Association, hosted an extremely important day about farm safety before the end of the school year.
The children assembled their own farms and went to great efforts to set up scene that displayed many dangers which lead to serious injuries or fatalities on farms each year in Ireland.
The main aim of the day was to educate the children about how to stay safe while using quads. Many of the children in the class knew people who had been badly injured or killed as a result of using a quad.
Leading up the event, the kids researched current statistics relating to farms accidents that cause injuries and deaths, and outlined the main areas that need to be addressed by farmers each day.
They invited each class to visit their demonstration and went through the dangers that are threatening the lives of Irish farmers each day. Many adults from the surrounding areas also popped in and were also educated.
The Irish Farmers Association brought in a quad and got all the required safety wear and helmets. They set up a display to show the correct gear that should be worn while operating a quad.
Earlier in the year, the fourth class pupil wrote a letter to Honda headquarters outlining their concerns regarding the absence of roll bars on quads. They received a reply saying that Honda Ireland would forward their concerns to the manufacturing section of Honda.
Alice Doyle from Wexford IFA Farm Family Chairperson concluded the event by speaking to the children further about farm safety.
Fourth class pupils from Craanford NS who gave a farm safety demonstration with their teacher Marie Kinsella.